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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Thank you, thank you so much. Thank you all for being here. Thank you for beating the drum…. You are here to redeem the DREAM, to redeem the promise of America that opens its door, lifts its lamp, and is the hope of much of the world. 
I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has decided to let the President’s Muslim Ban stand while various lower courts have ruled against keys aspects of his order.
With only a few legislative days remaining before the end of the year, Congress must pass the DREAM Act to provide DREAMers with the certainty they can remain here and contribute to our nation’s economy and future.
I am extremely disappointed that the Trump Administration is ending Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. Given the ongoing economic, political, and health challenges facing the country of Haiti, there is agreement on both sides of the aisle that TPS ought to be extended for more than 50,000 Haitians residing in the United States.
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) met yesterday afternoon with, business leaders, and several entrepreneurs and professionals who are registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
This morning, a number of House Republicans held a press conference to announce that Congress should act before the end of the year to pass a permanent solution to allow DREAMers to remain here. 
The Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguans, many of whom have been living in the United States for nearly two decades, is deeply misguided and inhumane.
Today, I joined the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers to call attention to the danger of deporting 20,000 educators from our country simply because they were brought here as children without proper documentation. 
Wanted to be sure you saw an op-ed by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace Loh in the Diamondback, the University of Maryland’s on-campus newspaper.
Business leaders from across the country recognize the important contributions of DREAMers to our economy and are urging President Trump and Congressional Republicans to ensure they can stay in the U.S. The business community is urging Republicans to bring the DREAM Act to the Floor for a vote to provide a permanent legislative solution for DREAMers.
Add Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA), who votes with Donald Trump 97% of the time, to the list of Republicans who believe we should protect DREAMers. Here’s what he had to say, from Vice News: