Just over two million immigrants would be on the road to citizenship under the House-approved American Dream and Promise Act

Just over two million immigrants would be on the road to citizenship under the House-approved American Dream and Promise Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, a bill that would create a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented youth, immigrants with temporary protected status (TPS) and some whose deportations have been deferred.

Sulma Arias, immigration field director at Community Change Action and spokeswoman for FIRM Action, issued the statement below:

“Today marked a pivotal moment for the more than two million immigrants living in legal limbo after Donald Trump canceled DACA and systematically terminated TPS. With their vote this evening, for the first time in almost 10 years, House Democrats and a handful of Republicans moved one step further in providing peace of mind to families living in uncertainty. The American Dream and Promise Act allows immigrant families to continue to live the lives they’ve built in the country they call home.  All without harmful border enforcement provisions. It is part of the work being done to bring this country back to a nation that truly lives up to its values.

We applaud today’s vote and thank those Members who stood with our communities, but also take note of those opposed to immigrants and permanent solutions. There is still much work to do to ensure everyone in our communities is safe and free from further criminalization and has access to an equitable roadmap to citizenship. Our families deserve to be together and free and we applaud the House for leading the way.”

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FIRM Admin