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MFV Celebrates Dream and Promise Act Passing the House of Representatives

06.04.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Karina Martinez at 858/752-1262 karinam@mifamiliavota.org

     

MFV Celebrates Dream and Promise Act Passing the House of Representatives

The House vote defies President Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda

 

The House of Representatives has passed the Dream and Promise Act with a vote of 237-187.

Mi Familia Vota issued the following statement:

Today, we witnessed the best of our nation as years of hard work and advocacy emanating from the immigrant community culminated with the Dream and Promise Act being passed by the House of Representatives. Together, Dreamers, frontline advocacy organizations, allies in Congress, and our community reactivated the hope of the American Dream.

Over two million immigrants have the opportunity to secure permanent relief and become American citizens through the Dream and Promise Act. President Trump has taken actions to remove protections from Dreamers, TPS, and DED holders, putting them at risk of deportation, and Congress has rebuked the administration’s anti-immigrant agenda through this historic vote. Our efforts to keep families together and our community intact will continue until our community gets the pathways to citizenship that we deserve.

“The Senate now has a responsibility to also vote for the Dream and Promise Act. We will continue to use our voices and use our power to fight for immigrant rights.”

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.