Our immigration system too often leaves people - many of whom were brought to the U.S. as minors or are not able to return to their home countries because of violent conflict or natural disaster - with no way to receive legal status.
The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) would provide Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients with protection from deportation and an opportunity to obtain permanent legal status in the United States, if they meet certain requirements.
Protections in the bill would allow nearly 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, as well as another 1.6 million eligible Dreamers, 300,000 TPS holders, and up to 3,600 individuals with DED to remain in the U.S and provide long-term stability to work, build a family, and enrich our nation.
Following our scriptural calling to welcome the stranger, we demonstrate Christ’s love to the marginalized by offering hospitality to immigrants, and support policies that ensure all people, especially the vulnerable, can thrive.
With H.R. 6 soon headed to the House floor for a vote, ask your representative to support this bill!