Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Democrats stand with DREAMers and are fighting to bring the DREAM Act to the Floor.

The United States is a nation of immigrants and we recognize the contributions that Americans who came to this country from all over the world have made. That’s why House Democrats continue to work for common sense, comprehensive, and balanced immigration reform: reform that secures our borders, respects the rule of law, and provides immigrants with a fair chance of achieving the American Dream.

Meanwhile, President Trump and his Administration have worked to instill fear in communities by splitting families apart and threatening to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was established under the Obama Administration to protect immigrant children brought to the United States by their parents through no fault of their own. In addition, President Trump continues to call on American taxpayers to foot the bill for an ineffective and costly border wall.

Democrats strongly oppose Trump’s reckless enforcement policies and believe that Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform. Comprehensive reform is not only the morally right thing to do, but it is also good for our economy and will help our fiscal outlook. According to the Congressional Budget Office, comprehensive immigration reform would reduce the deficit by $900 billion over the next twenty years, including $200 billion in the first decade alone.

Comprehensive immigration reform is supported by a majority of Americans, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, the agriculture community, the technology community, the faith community, and others. Democrats continue to urge House Republicans to allow the House to work its will and bring immigration reform legislation up for a vote.

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Want to do something popular with Americans, GOP? Protect DREAMers. According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans want to protect DREAMers.


To my fellow Americans in mind and in spirit, to the DREAMers who yearn to be accepted in full by the nation they love and call home – I write to reassure you that you do not stand alone in this time of challenge.


This week, I worked with my colleagues in Congress and immigration advocates to keep up the pressure on Republicans to bring the DREAM Act to the Floor for a vote.


I am committed to pursuing every possible avenue to quickly pass the DREAM Act and provide a permanent legislative solution to protect DREAMers


Mr. Speaker, last week on the East Front of the Capitol on the lawn, I met with a group of DREAMers outside the Capitol.

ICYMI, we wanted to make sure you all saw the PQ vote this afternoon. Republicans had yet another opportunity to vote with us to bring up the bipartisan and bicameral DREAM Act – but for the fourth time, they refused to do so.
Americans across the political spectrum have a message for Republicans in Congress: protecting DREAMers is a top priority.

Last night, House Democrats, led by the Hispanic Caucus, began the process to force a vote on the DREAM Act.


Tonight, House Democrats, led by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, began the process of gathering support among Members on both sides of the aisle to bring the DREAM Act to the Floor for a vote before the end of this month. 


House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following video of over 50 House Democrats urging Republicans to bring H.R. 3440 – the Dream Act of 2017 – to the Floor in order to permanently protect DREAMers. Each Member inserted stories of DREAMers into the Congressional record.


The Democrats are not euphoric today. One of the reasons we're not euphoric is because earlier this week 800,000 people, young people, were put at risk by the Attorney General, apparently at the request of the President, saying that they were not going to pursue DACA.


Wanted to make sure you all saw the PQ vote this afternoon. This was Republicans’ first chance to vote with us to bring up the bipartisan and bicameral DREAM Act. This was their opportunity to show the American people they want a permanent legislative solution to protect DREAMers. Instead, they all voted to prevent the bill from being brought to the Floor, standing with President Trump and against 76% of Americans who want to see DREAMers remain in this country.