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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Introduces the Dream and Promise Act as Original Cosponsor

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, joined fellow Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 to protect our nation’s Dreamers, as well as our Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to Massachusetts communities and our country while providing a pathway to citizenship.

“We are a nation of immigrants, my family included. There’s not a community in Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District or the entire United States that has not been positively impacted by the contributions immigrants and their families have made for generations, and continue to make today.  Dreamers, TPS, and DED holders are teachers, students, medical professionals, first responders, entrepreneurs and taxpayers. They are friends, family members, and neighbors. It is time to do right by them and provide for their protection and a pathway to citizenship,” said Rep. Trahan. 

“For the last two years, this Administration has tried to deny these individuals their rights, block their applications, and deport them from this country. They should not have to live in legal limbo any longer. I am proud to support the Dream and Promise Act. Congress can change the lives of hundreds of thousands of US residents who have only known this country as their home and have done the hard work to succeed here,” Rep. Trahan Continued.  

The Dream and Promise Act would create a pathway to citizenship for eligible Dreamers and secure permanent residency for those with TPS or DED status. It would also repeal outdated policies that penalize states for extending rights of residency to undocumented individuals. Finally, this legislation would provide legal protections for DACA, TPS, and DED recipients to prevent deportations and ensure the rights and dignity of all living under these designations.

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