Hispanic Caucus: DACA Not Enough, Need Amnesty for All

Penny Starr, Breitbart News, March 6, 2019

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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.

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“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.”

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“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.

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