NCAPA Welcomes the Introduction of the American Dream and Promise Act
Washington, DC—In response to the introduction of the H.R. 6—American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, introduced by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY), National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) issued the following statement:
“We welcome the newly introduced American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for the majority of undocumented immigrant youth eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In addition, H.R. 6 would provide permanent protection for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departures (DED) holders.
Introduction of H.R. 6 comes at an important time, as the Trump Administration has already rescinded DACA and TPS protections. 1.7 million Asian American undocumented immigrants, along with the rest of the country’s undocumented immigrant communities, need protections from further deportations and detentions. We urge Congress to pass the bill to pave the way for a permanent solution to the immigration crisis that our country faces today.”