Farmworker Justice Statement on Passage of Dream and Promise Act

For Immediate Release                                      

Contact: Bruce Goldstein, Farmworker Justice, 202-800-2521

June 5, 2019                                                         

Farmworker Justice Applauds House Passage of the “Dream and Promise Act of 2019”

(Washington, DC)   Farmworker Justice commends the House of Representatives for its passage of the crucial piece of legislation, the “Dream and Promise Act of 2019,” H.R. 6, on June 4. The bill provides common sense and urgently needed immigration protections and a pathway to citizenship for individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein stated: “We applaud the House of Representative’s passage of the “Dream and Promise Act of 2019.”  Passage of the Dream and Promise Act bill is an important step toward achieving a greater measure of justice for approximately two million immigrants who contribute immensely to our country, economically and otherwise, including some of those who grow the food that we put on our tables. The need for immigration relief is acute for Dreamers, TPS holders, and DED recipients, particularly given the current Administration’s attempts to eliminate these programs. We urge the Senate to take up this bill to ensure commonsense and fair relief.”  

Farmworker Justice has endorsed this important legislation as one step toward fixing our broken immigration system. Farmworker Justice will continue its efforts to win a path to citizenship for all aspiring Americans, including undocumented farmworkers and their family members.  A majority of farmworkers are undocumented immigrants. 

Farmworker Justice is a national advocacy organization for farmworkers with over thirty-five years of experience serving the farmworker community regarding immigration and labor policy.