Our Struggle Continues as Judiciary Committee Approves Dream & Promise Act
Washington DC – On Wednesday, May 22, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Dream & Promise Act and will now be held for a vote in Congress. The bills H.R. 2820 and H.R. 2821 discussed TPS, DED & DACA in a lengthy debate.
In response to the approval of the legislation, Jose Palma issue the following statement:
“We celebrate the approval of one of the most robust pieces of legislation providing a pathway to permanent residency for TPS holders, DED & DACA recipients. For decades we have struggled for recognition and today our long we see a pathway and it inspires a sliver hope amidst such difficult circumstances.
We are often told that in politics we must “negotiate”, and “compromise” in order to reach a solution, but the truth is that our lives are not negotiable and our humanity is not up for debate. We urge Democrats and Republicans to stand together and move forward to pass this crucial piece of legislation.
We know, that legislation from Congress is the only action that can guarantee we keep our families together. The Dream and Promise Act (HR 2820 and HR 2821), is a strong initial proposal that provides a permanent solution to thousands of TPS families who have and will continue to contribute tirelessly to our nation’s social fabric and local economies.
While we are hopeful, we are also focused and more determined now than ever before. We hope that all legislators see the importance of supporting this bill and
The National TPS Alliance will continue to monitor the legislative process and ensure the voices and stories of TPS families continue to be heard in Congress and throughout the Nation. On the Senate side we are monitoring and supporting the TPS bill Secure Act (S. 879). We will continue to speak directly and work with all legislators regardless of party or affiliation to ensure that our families secure a permanent solution.
Our struggle is just beginning and we call on all TPS holders to join our growing movement.