Rep. Harder Co-Sponsors Dream and Promise Act of 2019

March 14, 2019
Press Release

Washington DC – This week, Rep. Josh Harder officially co-sponsored H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 to provide a pathway to citizenship to our nation’s Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and our Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders.

There are 4,600 DACA recipients in California’s 10th Congressional District, and up to 7,600 people who are eligible to enroll in DACA. Should these recipients be forced to leave their communities, it would represent a $254,900,000 loss of economic output for the 10th Congressional district.

Rep. Josh Harder released the following statement:

“Our immigration system is broken, and we need relief for our Dreamers, now. The success of the Central Valley is inextricably tied to the success of all our neighbors, especially our immigrant communities. They are our students, our coaches, our partners in faith, our friends. I made a promise to fight for them in Washington. That is why I am co-sponsoring the Dream and Promise Act.

For too many of our Dreamers, America is the only home they’ve ever known. They are Americans in every way but one: on paper. It’s time to bring our neighbors out of the shadows and into the full fold of life in our country.”