Rep. Kuster Votes in Favor of the American Dream and Promises Act
Washington, DC, June 4, 2019
Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which passed the House. The legislation provides a path to lawful permanent residence status and eventual citizenship for Dreamers who meet specific requirements and for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.
“The young Dreamers and individuals with Temporary Protected Status are making numerous contributions to our nation; serving in our military, working and paying taxes, and getting an education,” said Kuster. “These young people brought here as children know no other home and should not fall victim to our broken immigration system and President Trump’s effort to politicize this issue. This legislation helps ease the uncertainty faced by young Dreamers and TPS recipients by providing these individuals with a fair opportunity to obtain a more permanent status, allowing them to fully contribute to our nation. I urge Majority Leader McConnell to bring it up for a vote in the Senate. It’s long past time that Congress passed comprehensive immigration reform that truly strengthens our security and honors our values as a nation.”
Kuster has long been a vocal proponent of meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform. Last year, she called on former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to bring the bipartisan USA Act to a vote. This legislation would have ensured strong border security, created a pathway to citizenship for young Dreamers brought to the United States as children, and increased the number of immigrant judges to address the immigration backlog.