Maloney Votes to Protect Dreamers, Pass The American Dream and Promise Act
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement after voting for final passage of H.R. 6, The American Dream and Promise Act,:
“I was joined at the 2018 State of the Union by Diego de la Vega, then an intern in my New York office and a Dreamer. He stands for everything we are fighting for and why I was so proud to cast my vote today for The American Dream and Promise Act.
“In describing the fight for a permanent solution to DACA he quoted the late, great Ted Kennedy; ‘The work goes on. The cause endures. The hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.’ Diego’s passion and hard work continue to inspire me, and he is a role model for so many young people in our NY community.
“Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders are American in every way. That’s why I am so proud today to honor their courage by voting to ensure that these brave Americans have a path to permanent resident status and citizenship.”