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.@lorellapraeli: "We are clear that promises are not enough... We are clear that we need to pass legislation this year." #WeAreHome
Vicente Reyes: "My parent migrated from Mexico when I was five years old. They are among the one million farm workers in the U.S. who live with uncertainty about the future." #WeAreHome
Haddy Gassama: "Members of our community are still be deported... Congress and the Administration must keep their promises to our community."

Angelica Salas: "For 35 years this country has welcomed our labor but denied our humanity." #WeAreHome
Christine Neumann-Ortiz: "All essential workers risk retaliation when they stand up for workplace safety, but undocumented workers have the least recourse for justice." #WeAreHome

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