Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
As Democrats take over the House, immigration is a priority, including finding a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients known as “dreamers.”
In Pelosi’s letter to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, she outlines the immigration priorities for Democrats.
1- There are approximately 3.2 million Dreamers through the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that was a temporary solution.
2- More than 300,000 individuals have TPS – Temporary Protected Status and they have approximately 275,000 U.S. born children.
3- There are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Pelosi’s plan to citizenship includes:
- A pathway to citizenship;
- U.S. citizenship eligibility for deported veterans;
- Reunification of separated families;
- Ending laws that cause separation of families;
- Ending militarization of the border.
The letter was signed by the following members of Congress: J. Luis Correa, Joaquin Castro, Ruben Gallego, Luis. V. Guitterez, Adriano Espaillat, Juan Vargas, Darren Soto, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Salud Carbajal, Linda Sanche, Raul Ruiz, Raul M. Grijalva, Albio Sires, Norma J. Torres, Tony Cardenas, Pete Aguilar, Jose. E. Serrano; Jimmy Gomez, Nydia M. Velasquez.
Pelosi’s letter to the Hispanic Caucus can be found via this link.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has released a statement regarding immigration priorities. With Democrats in control of the House, DACA will be a priority.
President Trump’s executive order requiring migrants to seek asylum through an “official port of entry” has been blocked by the federal courts until a hearing is scheduled on this matter for December 19, 2018.