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DelBene Signs Discharge Petition on Immigration Bills, Urges Republicans to Follow Suit

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene signed a bipartisan discharge petition that would force a vote on multiple immigration bills, including the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. 

“President Trump and Paul Ryan have promised Dreamers and all Americans that they would pass meaningful immigration reform. They have broken that promise repeatedly,” said DelBene. “Now, we’re right on the goal line of being able to get something meaningful done that protects Dreamers and DACA recipients. I call on Republicans to join our effort and bring immigration reform to a vote.”

Last year, Rep. DelBene introduced the American Hope Act, which would protect Dreamers from deportation and offer an earned path to citizenship. She is also a cosponsor of the DREAM Act. In 2017, Rep. DelBene sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with other Washington delegation members, demanding answers over why DACA recipients in Washington state were getting caught up in immigration raids by federal authorities.