CASA Supports HR 6 the Dream and Promise Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

CONTACT:

Lizette Olmos, lolmos@wearecasa.org, 240-706-2624

Diana Castaneda, dcastaneda@wearecasa.org, 202-286-9090

 CASA Supports HR 6 the Dream and Promise Act

Hyattsville, MD – Yesterday, CASA joined other allied organizations and U.S. Representatives Lucille Royce-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) in introducing H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act—a pathway to citizenship for more than two million people including Dreamers and beneficiaries of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) programs. The bill was widely supported in the House, and currently has over 200 co-sponsors.

DACA recipients and TPS holders have lived in the U.S. almost their entire lives and most Americans believe they should be able to stay. According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, nearly 90 percent of Americans and 80 percent of Republicans believe that Dreamers deserve the ability to earn a path to citizenship.

“The bill gives me and millions of immigrants and refugees who have made this country their home, hope,” said DACA recipient and CASA member Francisco Lasso.

The legislation provides a pathway. Passing the bill would be a historic moment for us as well as a clear rebuke of the Trump administration’s unfair immigration policies. We live in a nation of immigrants, and this is a great opportunity to treat them the way they deserve.

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CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. We are a national leader in building power and improving the quality of life in low-income and immigrant communities. Our vision is for a future in which diverse and thriving communities live free from discrimination and fear, and work together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. Over its 30-year history CASA has established itself as a strong national leader in innovations for Latino and immigrant-focused services, and backbone organization for collective impact involving community-based, government and private partners.