Vote YES on Dream and Promise Act Vote NO on Shady Motion to Recommit

Sadie Hernandez Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Media Contacts
Bruna Bouhid-Sollod | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202.850.0812
Adam Luna | adam@unitedwedream.org

Bill Could Protect 2.6 Million Immigrants, MTR Keeps Them In Danger

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives is set to vote to pass the Dream and Promise Act, which is the most inclusive immigration legislation in years and which would protect 2.6 million people from deportation. On the verge of passage, Republicans may be preparing to introduce a “Motion to Recommit” (MTR) to undermine the bill.

Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said:

“Representatives should vote to pass the Dream and Promise Act and reject any shady moves to undermine the bill like a Motion to Recommit.

Donald Trump was wrong to kill the DACA, TPS and DED programs and was wrong to block the Dream Act.

Regardless of the spin, a Motion to Recommit would undermine the Dream and Promise Act and keep immigrants in danger.

Passage of the Dream and Promise Act would say loud and clear that the House of Representatives believes that 2.6 million immigrants should be protected.”

 

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 500,000 members, five branches with over 100 affiliate organizations across 28 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. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org.