DelBene says to Republicans:
Time to vote on immigration reform bills
May 18, 2018
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01
(Washington, D.C.) – On Thursday, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) signed a bipartisan discharge petition that would force a vote on multiple immigration bills, including the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
“President Trump and Paul Ryan have promised Dreamers and all Americans that they would pass meaningful immigration reform. They have broken that promise repeatedly,” said DelBene in a statement. “Now, we’re right on the goal line of being able to get something meaningful done that protects Dreamers and DACA recipients. I call on Republicans to join our effort and bring immigration reform to a vote.”
Last year, Rep. DelBene introduced the American Hope Act, which would protect Dreamers from deportation and offer an earned path to citizenship. She is also a cosponsor of the DREAM Act.
In 2017 she sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with other Washington delegation members, demanding answers over why DACA recipients in Washington state were getting caught up in immigration raids by federal authorities.
Three days ago the Miami Herald published an article saying, ”Without immigration reform, even those here legally are in danger of deportation.”
That report noted that the federal government, “Is chipping away at fundamental laws and policies that protect immigrants’ basic rights. Each week, there are new hurdles for immigrants and the advocates who represent them.
This month, Americans for Immigrant Justice is releasing a comprehensive report, “Building the Wall: A New War on Immigrants,” that described what it says is the systemic dismantling of immigrants’ due-process rights, much of which is occurring under the radar, according to the Herald report which notes that government policies “are in constant flux, the pace of the changes is staggering and the damage being done is incalculable.”