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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Dream and Promise Act Passes House
June 5, 2019, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is pleased to support HR 6, the DREAM and Promise Act, passed today in the House of Representatives. For the first time in one piece of legislation, the bill provides a permanent solution for those brought here as children by their parents, known as Dreamers, and those with Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure status. NCJW, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, Jody Rabhan, released the following statement:
“This is a meaningful day in US history, one in which the House of Representatives voted to extend safety and security to more than 2 million immigrants who call our country home. We thank our champions in Congress and extend special gratitude to the leaders and communities most impacted by the administration’s cruel policies. Without their leadership and persistence, we would not have cause to celebrate. This is what it looks like when communities come together to celebrate our American ideals and actualize our moral imperative to welcome the stranger.
“NCJW calls on the Senate to bring this bill – supported by a majority of Americans – to the floor for a vote. Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure recipients need a permanent solution and it must come from Congress. Not next election cycle, or next year, but now.”
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.
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