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FANM Supports the Dream and Promise Act
Bill would provide permanent protections for recipients of TPS, DED, and those eligible for DACA
Today, Congress Members Lucille Royce-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) introduced the Dream and Promise Act to provide a pathway to citizenship for Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Enforced Departure and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.
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.
Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement (FANM) said, “This bill is a great step toward and it will trailblaze a path to permanent residency for thousands of TPS and DACA recipients. FANM is committed to the passage of this bill into law. The Dream and Promise Act will give TPS and DACA recipients a safe haven in the U.S. where they have established their lives by contributing to our economy and our communities.”
FANM's mission is to empower low to moderate income families socially, financially, and politically and to give them the tools to transform their communities.