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June 5, 2019 T: 213-694-3353
HNBA Applauds House Passage of the Dream & Promise Act
WASHINGTON, DC -- The National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream & Promise Act, in a bipartisan vote of 237-187.
“The HNBA applauds and thanks the many advocates, including many HNBA members, who worked hard to ensure the Dream and Promise Act was passed in the House of Representatives,” said HNBA President Jennifer Salinas. “This important legislation would offer DREAMers and individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) an opportunity to earn permanent legal status, and eventually, citizenship."
“However, until the Senate acts on this legislation, millions of Americans who have called this country home for most of their lives remain at risk of deportation and separation from their families and communities. These individuals have suffered far too long with this uncertainty. We call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to listen to the majority of the Americans and bring this legislation forward for a full vote and passage, before one more immigrant family is unnecessarily separated."
About the Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Since 1972, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and by helping generations of lawyers to succeed. The HNBA has also effectively advocated on issues of importance to the national Hispanic community. While we are proud of our accomplishments, we are mindful that our mission is as vital today as it was four decades ago, especially as the U.S. Hispanic population continues to grow. For more information, please visit www.hnba.com.