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Urge Congress to Pass the American DREAM and Promise Act

After months of uncertainty and partisan politics, the American DREAM and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) was introduced on March 12 by Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY-7), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9). This new piece of legislation would offer protections and a pathway to citizenship to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status. Take action now to ensure that this long awaited legislation passes the House of Representatives!

In District 10, call Patrick McHenry at (202) 225-2576. In District 11, call Mark Meadows at (202)-225-6401. They need to hear from us!

Specifically the American DREAM and Promise Act of 2019:

  • Ensures fairness, keeps families together and relieves the tremendous stress and undue trauma that undocumented youth, TPS and DED holders now face.
  • Expands education, employment and military service eligibility requirements.
  • Stops the removal proceedings of any person meeting the DREAM Act, TPS, or DED requirements.
  • Improves education access and affordability for undocumented youth by changing the rules that prohibit their access to in-state tuition and college loans.
  • Promotes data confidentiality by prohibiting the use of personal information to aid in deportation.
  • Offer protections to undocumented youth and those with TPS and DED status without jeopardizing the status of other immigrant populations.

It is critical for the House of Representatives to prioritize the American DREAM and Promise Act of 2019 as passage of this bill will offer safety and security for people who have lived in fear of deportation for years. Contact your Representative now to urge them to co-sponsor the American DREAM and Promise Act of 2019 and support support immediate passage of a “clean” bill free of immigration enforcement legislation that could harm immigrant communities.

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