Dream and Promise Act Would Ensure People Who’ve Been in the U.S. for Decades Can Continue to Live, Work, and Contribute
WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today as Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA – 40), Nydia Velázquez (NY – 7), and Yvette Clarke (NY – 9) introduced H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. The legislation would provide an earned pathway to citizenship for more than one million DACA recipients and DACA-eligible individuals, TPS holders, and DED recipients:
“The introduction of H.R. 6 is an important moment in the ongoing fight for protections for vulnerable immigrant communities, like Dreamers, TPS holders and DED Recipients. It is also reflection of the continued momentum toward passing permanent legislation to protect these people who are only at risk because of actions by the Trump Administration.
“There is overwhelming, bipartisan support for protecting these communities, who have lived, worked, and in many instances, built families in the U.S. for decades. They have followed the rules and paid taxes, but are now at risk being ripped out of their jobs and communities. They are at risk of being separated from the families they have built across the country. This is wrong.
“The people protected by H.R. 6 are part of our American community. They have built their lives here and want nothing more than the opportunity to continue to contribute. Its long past time for Congress to get this done, are we are incredibly grateful to Representatives Roybal-Allard, Velázquez, and Clarke for their leadership working to protect these communities, today and every day. We are also thankful for the efforts of Speaker Pelosi and the House Leadership, to prioritize this legislation at the beginning of the session.”
“These are our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers and our fellow Americans. We will continue to fight every day until these legislation to provide them a pathway to citizenship is signed into law. ”