Dems Seek to Expand Immigration Protections with Dream and Promise Act

HeadlineMar 13, 2019
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Democratic lawmakers introduced the Dream and Promise Act Tuesday, an immigration proposal that aims to provide a path to citizenship for up to 2.5 million immigrants. The legislation builds on the existing DREAM Act and would benefit those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, status, as well as individuals with temporary immigration protections known as TPS. The bill is expected to pass in the House, but its fate in the Republican-controlled Senate is unclear.

Diana Pliego of the National Immigration Law Center said in a statement, “After several failed cycles of Congress tethering 'Dreamer' protections to the White House’s demands for harmful, hate-filled policies, the Dream and Promise Act rejects Trump’s extortionist tactics and takes a far better approach: ending the untenable status quo with an eye toward inclusivity and what will benefit all of us in the long term.”

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