If passed into law, these bills would only exacerbate the deeply damaging policy of separating asylum-seeking families from their children and denying them meaningful access to protection. We urge Congress to instead pass a clean and robust DREAM Act that provides permanent residency and a pathway to U.S. citizenship for those who were brought to the United States as children, without trading away the human rights of Native Americans and people needing humanitarian protection. Further, we call on all Members of Congress to press the Administration to halt the forced separation of children from their parents or guardians, reunify separated families, and halt the prolonged detention of parents and guardians who arrive to the U.S. with children.
We urge every House Member to oppose Speaker Ryan’s Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 and Chairman Goodlatte’s Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 (H.R. 4760). These dangerous bills do not protect families seeking asylum, do not provide permanent protection to Dreamers, and violate human rights by further militarizing our border.
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