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Press Release

Statement from Commissioner Bitta Mostofi on the House of Representatives' Passage of the American Dream & Promise Act

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2021

"We are thrilled to celebrate the passage of the American Dream & Promise Act. With this bill, the House of Representatives has recognized the integral role Dreamers, TPS holders, and DED recipients play in our communities. This critical legislation will help make families whole and provide the protection and stability that they need to fully participate in their communities — which in turn will help ensure a complete recovery from the pandemic. While we applaud the House on this important victory, we also recognize this is a first step. Congress must continue this work to create truly just and inclusive pathways to citizenship for all immigrants, including those who have been marginalized by an unfair criminal legal system."