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Indivisible celebrates House passage of the Dream and Promise Act

06/04/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2019
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC — The Indivisible Project’s national policy director Angel Padilla released the following statement after the House passed the Dream and Promise Act:

“The first time the Dream Act was introduced in 2001, it was assigned the unremarkable number of H.R. 1582. It died without ever receiving a hearing, a markup, or a vote. The last time Democrats had a chance to pass the Dream Act, back in 2010, it died on the Senate floor when five Democrats voted against the bill, with Dreamers in the gallery watching above. Today, a full generation later, it passed the House of Representatives as H.R. 6, a clear indication of its level of priority within the Democratic Party. It’s about time.

“While the Dream and Promise Act is not perfect, it is the most ambitious step we’ve seen Congress take to protect Dreamers and people with Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure. In an era when Trump is attacking immigrants in pursuit of a hateful agenda, Democrats need to offer an alternative vision for our country and all of those who live within our borders. The Dream and Promise Act is an important piece of that alternative vision.

“We congratulate the immigrant youth, activists, advocates, and congressional champions who made this bill possible and who fought to keep it strong. Indivisible will continue to fight for immigrant families until they all get the permanent protection and support they deserve.”

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