Dream and Promise Act of 2019

Dream and Promise Act of 2019 

The House of Representatives has introduced the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 to provide permanent status and a pathway to citizenship for groups of immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades, including all Dreamers, TPS holders and recipients of Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure. 

  • Poll after poll shows that Americans are united in support of legislation that would offer a path to citizenship for Dreamers – undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. many years ago as children 
  • The Dream and Promise Act would offer permanent status for 5 million immigrants 
  • Dreamers would be granted Conditional Permanent Resident status if they:
    • Have lived in the U.S. for at least 4 years
    • Were under 18 when they arrived in the U.S.
    • Are enrolled in or have completed high school, GED or vocational training program
    • Pass a background check 
  • TPS and DED recipients would be eligible for permanent residence if they:
    • Have 3 years of physical presence in U.S.
    • Pass a background check 
  • More than 5 million people live in a household that includes a Dreamer 
  • Dreamers, TPS holders and DED recipients are crucial to the U.S. economy, annually generating more than $24 billion in taxes and holding more than $66 billion in spending power 
  • We have a moral obligation to support the Dreamers, TPS holders and DED recipients who have lived for decades in the U.S., the only country many of them have ever known 

 

Dream and Promise Act of 2019

 Call-In Day – April 8, 2019

 NETWORK, the Catholic social justice lobby, has designated April 8, 2019 as a call-in day to ask Congress to support H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act.  We encourage our parishioners to participate in the call-in.  Right now, it is more important than ever for all of our elected officials to hear that their constituents welcome and support immigrants.

TELL CONGRESS TO OFFER PERMANENT PROTECTION TO DREAMERS AND TPS RECIPIENTS
Call 1-202-224-3121 to be connected to your Representative

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“I am your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I support the Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status holders and Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders.  I am calling to ask you to take a stand against the unjust termination of these protections.  I urge you to do everything in your power to see that Congress passes legislation like the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, including issuing public statements and making floor remarks in support of Dreamers and all TPS and DED holders.  I call on you to demonstrate bold leadership and vote to pass a permanent legislative solution that protects all Dreams, TPS holders and DED recipients from being separated from their families.  Our community welcomes immigrants, and I urge you to do the same.”