Hispanic Caucus: DACA Not Enough, Need Amnesty for All
House Democrats have introduced legislation that would provide deportation protection and a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, those with TPS, and those with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), which gives immigrants from Liberia legal status.
“Being an American should never be temporary,” Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) said. “We need to make sure that we give them permanent protection, and that it is a pathway to American citizenship.”
“Not just for them, but the entire family,” Garcia said.
Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-IL) said there are some 34,000 DACA recipients in his state and 800,000 who have “mixed” immigration status.
Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) said she represents El Paso, “the safe and secure U.S.-Mexico border.”
“Democrats said that bundling the three immigration programs together, instead of pushing for their passage separately, gives them the best chance to pass something and also puts the lesser-known TPS and DED statuses in the same legislation as the more widely known DACA program,” the Miami Herald reported.