Support the Dream and Promise Act of 2019

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May 29, 2019

SUPPORT THE DREAM AND PROMISE ACT OF 2019

Dear Representative:

On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, we write to express our support for H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This critical bill offers a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) beneficiaries. Passage of the Dream Act paired with relief for TPS and DED recipients is a top legislative priority of our coalition. We urge you to vote YES on final passage and NO on any MTR in connection with this legislation. The Leadership Conference will include both of these votes in our voting record for the 116th Congress.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. We reject the anti-immigrant agenda that the Trump administration has spearheaded over the last two years. Dreamers, TPS holders, and DED beneficiaries – as well as their families and communities – had their lives thrown into limbo as President Trump has stripped away their status. They have built their lives in the United States. They are integral parts of our communities and contribute to our society in a myriad of ways. Currently, a handful of preliminary injunctions prevent most of these individuals from facing the prospect of detention and deportation. But the Dream and Promise Act is a legislative solution that would create permanent protections for Dreamers, TPS holders, and DED recipients, would strengthen our economy, and would keep families together.

The administration’s consistent assault on the rights of immigrant communities demands congressional action now. Immigration is a complicated issue, but passage of the Dream and Promise Act is a simple matter of humanity. We urge you to show leadership by supporting it on the House floor. And we urge you to oppose any Motion to Recommit. It is well past time for Congress to pass legislation that would provide stability and relief for these individuals, their families, and their communities. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Randhava, Senior Counsel, at 202-466-6058 or at [email protected]

Sincerely,

Vanita Gupta
President & CEO