American Dream and Promise Act Passes House with Overwhelming Support, Attention Turns to Senate

WASHINGTON – The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) released the following statement today on the passage of the American Dream and Promise Act, the first real move toward immigration reform in a decade. 

Susan Collins, Director of Policy and Advocacy with the National Partnership for New Americans:

“We applaud the 237 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted in support of the American Dream and Promise Act.  The bill’s passage is a historic step closer to finally recognizing the Dreamers and those with TPS and DED as the fellow Americans they are.  It has never been nor will it ever be in our nation’s interest to subjugate large groups of immigrants with strong social and economic roots in the United States to second-class status that leaves them and their families vulnerable to deportation.  To those in the House who voted NO on H.R. 6, you showed great ignorance, cowardice or both and are on the wrong side of history.  NPNA calls on U.S. Senators not to make the same mistake and urges Senate leadership to immediately pass the American Dream and Promise Act.”

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The National Partnership for New Americans, a national, multiethnic, multiracial partnership of immigrants and refugee rights organizations across 31 states who work to promote citizenship and integration among our diverse immigrant and refugee communities for the benefit of all Americans.

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