FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Suzanne Arnold, [email protected], (609) 610-4957 (M)
Washington, D.C. (March 18, 2021) – Following the bipartisan passage of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (H.R.6) by the House of Representatives, Santiago Mueckay, Manager of Federal Government Relations, issued the following statement on behalf of Save the Children Action Network (SCAN):
“The American Dream and Promise Act will allow undocumented immigrants – brought to the U.S. as children and protected by the DACA program – to pursue American citizenship. This legislation will ensure that these immigrants – many of whom now have children of their own – are not deported and, therefore, not separated from the families and lives they have built here in the U.S. Today’s passage of the bill by the House is an important first step in fixing our broken immigration system.
To see policymakers on both sides of the aisle work together on this important issue gives us hope for the millions of immigrants – particularly immigrant children and families – living in the country, especially following four years of starkly anti-immigration policies under President Trump.
This piece of legislation paves the way for bipartisan conversations about, and solutions to, our country’s immigration processes and systems. Such bipartisanship will create a stronger, kinder America for generations to come.”
SCAN – together with its 375,000 advocates nationwide – looks forward to working with the Senate and with the White House to ensure that the American Dream and Promise Act is passed and signed into law. Family unity is a key aspect of child protection and development. We believe that children, no matter where they are from, need to be protected and given the opportunity to thrive.
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