Senate Bills Would Protect Immigrants Who Were Put in Danger By Trump

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

The Dream Act and Secure Act Aim To Protect Immigrant Youth and People With TPS and DED

For Immediate Release
Contacts:
Bruna Bouhid-Sollod | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812
Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act of 2019, and soon, Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) will introduce the Secure Act this week to provide permanent protections for TPS recipients and DED holders.

Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream, said:

“Both the Dream Act and the Secure Act are important milestones in the mission to protect immigrants who Trump has put in grave danger.

“The legacy of the Dream Act has been one of helping immigrant youth without harming others in our communities and the Secure Act will be a part of that important tradition.

“We call upon all policymakers at the federal, state and local levels to dream big! It is time for a new wave of solutions which reject sending more cash to the deportation force and instead deliver citizenship, family unity, and dignity for all.

“The world has been shocked to learn what immigrant communities know too well — that ICE and CBP detain, deport, and kill with impunity. Immigrants should be protected without growing these dangerous agencies.”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.