RELEASE: New National and State Fact Sheets Estimate Demographic and Economic Gains Under the Dream and Promise Act of 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released new national and state fact sheets estimating the number of immigrants eligible for protection under H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, along with their demographic characteristics and economic contributions. The bill stands in stark contrast to the Trump administration’s dehumanizing, anti-immigrant agenda by offering relief through a pathway to citizenship for 2.5 million Dreamers and certain similarly situated immigrants across the country. Last week, the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary voted to advance for consideration by the full House two bills, H.R. 2820 and H.R. 2821, that together provide protection to the populations covered by the Dream and Promise Act.
Key metrics included in the fact sheets, where available, include:
- The number of immigrants eligible for protection
- The number of individuals, including U.S.-born citizen children, living with family members who are eligible for protection
- The average age at entry to the United States for Dreamers
- The average year of arrival to the United States for immigrants eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)
- Homeownership numbers and annual mortgage payments
- Federal, state, and local tax contributions for households with Dream and Promise Act-eligible immigrants
- Household spending power
- Cities and/or counties with sizable populations of TPS holders
“After years of uncertainty, the Dream and Promise Act would provide relief to 2.5 million Dreamers and TPS- and DED-eligible immigrants, ensuring they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve,” said Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, senior policy analyst for Immigration Policy at CAP and author of the fact sheets. “Passing this bill would also protect their families, their communities, and the contributions they make to our economy.”
The national and state fact sheets are available on this landing page.
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