As Senate reintroduces bills: Dream Act and SECURE Act; UndocuBlack says, protect Dream eligible, TPS and DED immigrants without political games

March 26th, 2018

For Immediate Release



Washington, DC- UndocuBlack Network acknowledges the introduction of the Dream Act of 2019  by Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham and the SECURE Act of 2019 in the Senate by Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin.

Our communities are living in limbo and in crisis. We need Congress to act with expediency and offer protection to those most vulnerable in our communities. Many Black immigrants live in mixed-status families that are: Dream eligible, TPS and DED holders. These bills would offer our communities the security they need to thrive and prosper.

DACA, TPS and DED have offered reprieve from deportation and detention for so many in our community, only for them to go back into living in fear when this administration began its attack on the programs. Over the last three years, resources have been poured into attacking our communities.

Re-introducing these bills without harmful provisions is a statement against the myth that America needs a wall on the southern border. In five days, up to 4,000 Liberians will lose their DED protections. This is not a time for politics.

We look toward Dream-eligible, TPS and DED immigrants being safe from the snares of Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE). We look forward to the expedited processing of work permits for DACA, TPS and DED holders. We look forward to an expansive Dream and Secure Act offering protection to more undocumented immigrants.

UndocuBlack continues to fight and advocate for all undocumented Black immigrants.