The Dream & Promise Act
Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – commonly referred to as ‘Dreamers’ – were brought into this country as children through no fault of their own and their enrollment in this program has allowed them to attend school and work legally in this country. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients escaped horrific violence and instability within their home countries by being granted a safe haven in the United States.
Dreamers and many TPS and DED recipients are Americans in every way except on paper. Many have now legally lived here and contributed to this country for decades.
Zoe Lofgren, Chair of the Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee, is proud to have joined several colleagues in introducing the American Dream and Promise Act to put Dreamers and TPS and DED recipients on a pathway to citizenship. The House passed H.R. 6 with her support on March 18, 2021. Chair Lofgren believes the Senate should pass this bill, too, and send it to President Biden’s desk to sign into law.