The Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition (PIF) is circulating a sign-on letter for national, state, and local organizations urging Congress to eliminate eligibility restrictions and barriers to vital safety net services, such as housing programs, based on immigration status. The letter calls on Congress to “repeal the so-called ‘5-year bar’ by quickly enacting the ‘Lifting Immigrant Families Through Benefits Access Restoration (LIFT the BAR) Act’ and to reject any efforts to impose new restrictions on immigrant access to benefits.” The LIFT the BAR Act will soon be introduced by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-MI) in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) in the U.S. Senate. NLIHC has signed on to the letter and urges advocates to do so as well.
Read the letter and sign on at: https://bit.ly/3pqW8gQ
Read a fact sheet on the “LIFT the BAR Act” at: https://bit.ly/3Bm9u0H