Policy alert: The Build Back Better Act passed in the House!

The Build Back Better Act passed 220 -213 in the House today and we’re thanking Speaker Nancy Pelosi and all Members of the House who advocated and voted to pass this bill. This close vote represents a major step forward for protecting Latin@ immigrant survivors and improving the lives of all underserved communities, women and children in the United States. 

The Build Back Better Act provides historic investments for social infrastructure, including relief for more than 7.1 million undocumented immigrants, over 3 million of which are essential workers. Such investments have a positive and long-lasting impact on Latin@ communities throughout the country, as they will significantly reduce racial, ethnic, and gender disparities, especially among low-income and underserved communities. In addition to improving the economic well-being of immigrants, this bill will also:

  • Improve economic & physical safety of immigrants survivors
  • Provide opportunities for paid leave & improvements to tax credits, which helps reduce poverty
  • Expand access to affordable healthcare, housing, and education

Our work in ending gender-based violence continues as we ensure all survivors are protected. Now we urge the Senate to get Build Back Better across the finish line without delay.

For more information about Esperanza United’s public policy efforts, contact Yasmin Campos-Mendez, Public Policy Manager at ycamposmendez@esperanzaunited.org.