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Monday, August 08, 2022

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC Commends Senate for Rejecting Anti-Immigrant Amendments, Passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

 Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC Commends Senate for Rejecting Anti-Immigrant Amendments, Passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

  

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate passed a “clean” version of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on Sunday, voting down “poison pill” amendments related to immigration during a weekend of debate and votes. The rejected anti-immigrant amendments included efforts to continue Title 42, increased immigration enforcement, and to divert resources to border surveillance.

 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC issues the following statement:  

 

“Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC commends the Senators who voted against harmful anti-immigrant amendments tied to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. These amendments would have inflicted lasting harm on immigrant families and communities of color, including Asian Americans immigrants. In the end, the ‘clean’ bill that passed does what was intended — to help fight climate change and address health care costs. We urge the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bill as soon as possible.”

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