Tell your senators to pass the Dream and Promise Act: NILC has long been a leader in fighting alongside immigrant youth and communities to ensure that they can remain and thrive in this country. We helped to conceive, push for, and implement Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). With our courageous plaintiffs and legal partners, NILC successfully defeated the previous administration’s attempts to end DACA, taking our fight all the way to — and winning at — the Supreme Court.
But we need your help today to ensure that Congress votes to go beyond just preserving DACA. Congress needs to provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrant youth and longtime residents who call the U.S. home.
This includes Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients. The National Immigration Law Center urges the Senate to pass the most inclusive version of the Dream and Promise Act swiftly as a first step toward providing a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented people living in the U.S.
While DACA, TPS, and DED recipients need relief now, these bills need to be strengthened by removing provisions that unjustly exclude immigrants who have been subject to the racialized consequences of the criminal legal system, which disproportionately harms Black and Brown people.
Please urge your senators to lead courageously and remove these proposed exclusions and quickly vote for a fully inclusive bill that advances racial justice and transforms millions of immigrants’ lives for the better.
Tell your senators: Pass the most inclusive version of the Dream and Promise Act today. >>>