Ademola Oyefeso, International Vice President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, stated:

“Across the country in grocery stores, meatpacking plants, and so many other frontline businesses, immigrants are serving as essential workers helping to keep America’s economy running and communities strong as the pandemic continues. These brave men and women are putting their own health at risk on the frontlines of COVID-19 to keep our food supply secure as they work to build a better life for their family. As these essential workers continue to step up for us when we need them most, it’s more clear than ever that Congress must deliver permanent solutions that protect these hardworking families and provide a pathway to citizenship that will finally bring the stability that our economy and communities need.”


Kalina Newman, “America’s Unions Are Clear and Undaunted: Pathway to Citizenship Is Essential for a Just Recovery,”, Sep. 20, 2021