Officials Endorse Elvira Salazar's Dignity Act

“We need Republicans and Democrats to build consensus on solutions that shore up our labor force and economy.

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
February 11, 2022

After Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) introduced The Dignity Act to address immigration concerns, an outpouring of support from officials is now championing the legislation. Rep. Elvira Salazar, joined by Republican colleagues, argued that she wanted to address growing concerns regarding illegal immigration.

In turn, as the legislation awaits debate and a possible floor vote, the Florida Republican has shared comments from a number of officials that are calling for lawmakers to lend their support to the bill.

The Dignity Act was presented by Rep. Elvira Salazar as “a complete immigration reform bill consisting of 3 core principles: stopping illegal immigration, providing a dignified solution for immigrants living in America, and strengthening the American workforce and economy.”

Neil Bradley, the Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, praised Elvira Salazar’s “leadership” in introducing the bill, expressing that the legislation “would help many companies that are struggling to meet their critical workforce needs” and calling for lawmakers “to pass these commonsense reforms to our nation’s broken immigration system.”

Ali Noorani, the President & CEO of the National Immigration Forum was another voice highlighted in the press release. Noorani, aside from saying that the bill “represents a decisive, constructive step toward immigration reforms that are long overdue,” explained that the National Immigration Forum is “glad to see Republicans take this step and start a good-faith conversation around legal immigration pathways that are responsible and humane.”

Noorani also stressed the need for Republicans and Democrats to work together on this topic, arguing that “we need Republicans and Democrats to build consensus on solutions that shore up our labor force and economy, offer certainty to all of us who depend on Dreamers and farm workers, and establish an orderly, humane process for migrants arriving at our borders.”

Rep. Elvira Salazar is confident in the bill because she measures it as an effort "to keep the American Dream alive."

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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