Print

CONGRESSWOMAN SCHAKOWSKY'S STATEMENT ON THE AMERICAN DREAM AND PROMISE ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, made the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act:

“As a first generation American and daughter of immigrants, I am so proud to have cosponsored, voted for, and help pass the American Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6. This legislation ensures that Dreamers, Temporary Protective Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients are protected from detention and deportation and have a pathway to U.S. citizenship.

“Immigrants, including Dreamers and TPS/DED recipients, are the backbone of our great nation and have long contributed to our economy, culture, and society. They are our family members, friends, coworkers, employers, and neighbors. They serve in the U.S. military and they pay taxes. They are true Americans and should be treated as such. The average TPS holder has lived in the United States for 22 years, and the average Dreamer moved to the U.S. at age six and has lived here their entire adult life. The majority own homes and have families, many own businesses, thousands attend school or are teachers, and they are all vital to the economic strength and cultural diversity of our nation.

“It is long overdue that we secure the futures of over 2 million American Dreamers and TPS/DED recipients. I call on my colleagues in the Senate to do the right thing and protect our families, communities, businesses, and the nation ---pass the American Dream and Promise Act now!”

###

  • HIDDEN_WEBSITE_VARIABLES

    How to use: Insert <span class="EXACT_VALUE_LABEL_AS_ENTERED_BELOW">&nbsp;</span> where you'd like the value to be populated.

    Non-breaking space within span tags - &nbsp; - is required for WYSIWYG.

    Label
    (no spaces or special characters)

    Value

    Comments (optional)
    repName Jan Schakowsky  
    helpWithFedAgencyAddress Chicago Office
    5533 N. Broadway
    Chicago, IL 60640
     
    district 9th District of Illinois  
    academyUSCitizenDate July 1, 2017  
    academyAgeDate July 1, 2017  
    academyApplicationDueDate October 20, 2017  
    repStateABBR IL  
    repDistrict 9  
    repState Illinois  
    repDistrictText 9th  
    repPhoto    
    SponsoredBills Sponsored Bills  
    CoSponsoredBills Co-Sponsored Bills