Clean Dream and Promise Act Moves to a House Floor Vote
UFW Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee markup of the Dream and Promise Act — introduced by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY):
All of us at the UFW Foundation are thrilled the House Judiciary Committee markup of the Dream and Promise Act moves this important legislation forward to a vote on the House floor without anti-immigrant amendments.
The Dream and Promise Act legislation is an inclusive and necessary blueprint for the future of our nation and its economy. Immigrants are the foundation of our vibrant communities and robust economies and they deserve to be free from the palpable fear of deportation that paralyzes so many law-abiding and tax-paying people.
Recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), individuals with temporary protected status (TPS) and those with deferred enforced departure (DED) are the epitome of the American Dream. They are deserving members of our community. Enacting permanent protections for them is in the best traditions of this country and is vital to the health and survival of key sectors of the U.S. economy.
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