CWS Welcomes Introduction of Dream and Promise Act


For Immediate Release: March 12, 2019



CWS Welcomes Introduction of Dream and Promise Act:

Legislation Offers Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers, TPS Holders, and DED Recipients


Washington D.C. – In response to Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard’s (CA-40) introduction of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, the Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of CWS, issued the following statement:


“Faith communities around the country welcome the Dream and Promise Act, as it would provide much-needed relief to our immigrant community members who call the United States home and are Americans in every way––except on paper. We urge Congress to pass the Dream and Promise Act without delay.”

The Dream and Promise Act would provide approximately a combined two million DACA recipients, dreamers and TPS and DED holders with the opportunity to apply for legal permanent residency and eventually citizenship. CWS has long supported a permanent legislative solution with a pathway to citizenship for all Dreamers, TPS recipients, and DED holders.


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