Advocates Call On State Legislators To Act On Wide-Ranging| Support For Immigrant Rights In New Jersey
New Jersey-- On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass HR-6 the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 which would allow Dreamers, DACA-recipients TPS holders, and those with DED a pathway towards permanent residency citizenship. In response, Johanna Calle, director of New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice offered the following statement:
"Today we celebrate this historic vote that gives hope to thousands of families in New Jersey who need protection from deportation and family separation. We thank and applaud every member of New Jersey's congressional house delegation for voting in favor of this bill that would keep families together and give hope to millions across the country."
"It is telling that every member of the New Jersey's congressional delegation voted in favor of HR-6, exemplifying the views of New Jerseyans and their support for keeping families together regardless of immigration status. While Congress continues to look for permanent solutions that will protect hundreds of thousands of people, we urge our state's leadership to do the right thing and support immigrant families here in our state. Legislators in Trenton can take note of the wide-ranging and bipartisan support of immigration reform policies and pass legislation to expand access to driver's licenses without further delay. Thousands of children and families in New Jersey are waiting on it."