Resources on H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act

An immigration activist wears monarch butterfly wings for a march on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 2018.

On March 12, Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY), alongside House Democratic leadership, introduced H.R. 6, or the Dream and Promise Act. H.R. 6 provides permanent status and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients who have had their lives thrown into limbo because of the actions of the Trump administration. The average TPS recipient has lived in the United States for 22 years, the vast majority of that time in lawful status, while the average Dreamer potentially eligible for protection came to the United States at age 8. It is well past time for Congress to pass permanent protections for these individuals, as well as for their families and communities.

The list below includes the Center for American Progress’ top resources on the demographics of Dreamers and DACA recipients, TPS holders, and DED beneficiaries who could be eligible for permanent legal status and a pathway to citizenship under the Dream and Promise Act.