Wednesday, March 13, 2019

AMNESTY ALERT: Democrats Introduce Latest Version of DREAM Act in Effort to Put Millions on Path to Citizenship

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House Democrats on Tuesday reintroduced the latest version of their nearly two-decades-long but elusive DREAM Act legislative effort to put millions of young undocumented immigrants and immigrants with temporary protections on a pathway to U.S. citizenship.
The Dream and Promise Act of 2019 would grant young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, including those shielded from deportation by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an opportunity to acquire full U.S. permanent residency if they meet certain requirements. Additionally, the bill would allow hundreds of thousands of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients — as well as Liberian immigrants covered by Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) — to gain permanent lawful status.
"I've been organizing for the DREAM Act for the last nine years," Greisa Martínez, a DACA recipient and the deputy executive director of the immigrant advocacy group United We Dream, told CBS News. "As an organizer, it would mean the realization of a dream. And as a person, it would mean that I get to be able to hug my dad again, who was deported to Mexico."
Martínez came to the U.S. from Mexico as a young child and grew up in Dallas. She said the legislation serves as an opportunity for Democrats to rebuke President Trump's "anti-immigrant agenda" and put forward their own vision on immigration through a "clean bill" that does not attach increased funding for immigration enforcement to protections for immigrants like her who are facing possible deportation.
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