The American Dream and Promise Act would extend protection to immigrants and pave the way for citizenship for DACA recipients.
US Rep. Sylvia Garcia is leading a new push in Congress to grant citizenship to immigrants who entered the country illegally as children
Garcia, who held a press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday with Democratic and Republican supporters of the bill, said immigrants “However, they are still in limbo,” she said of the Deferred Arrivals Program, an effort by the Obama administration to provide protection from deportation and work permits for children. I received DACA. He was speaking at an event held to celebrate its 11th anniversary.
The TPS is granted to countries hit by natural disasters or war and allows citizens to stay in the United States until conditions in their country improve
While successive administrations on both sides have extended TPS eligibility to recipients over the past few decades, the Trump administration has announced that it will end TPS eligibility for the majority of recipients. The court temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s termination of the TPS, but families hope the Democratic bill if passed, will be a permanent solution. The bill would also pave the way to citizenship for thousands of Liberians who have had their deportation deported, known as DED.