March 06, 2019

Congressman Joe Neguse to Question Witnesses on the Administration’s Action to Rescind Protections for DACA recipients and TPS holders

Washington D.C.—Today, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients. The hearing will highlight the need for legislative solutions that provide lawful permanent resident status and a pathway to citizenship for these individuals, and will examine the personal and community-based impacts resulting from the Administration’s decision to terminate DACA, TPS and DED.

“The lives of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients, TPS holders and DED recipients are at risk under this Administration. It is our responsibility to ensure that the nearly 3,000 TPS holders and 17,000 DACA recipients in our state, and over a million individuals across the country are not uprooted from the only home they’ve ever known.” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “Over the past two years, we have watched the Trump Administration repeal DACA and terminate six TPS designations. These continued assaults on our immigrant community leave so many in our communities uncertain about their ability to lawfully work and fearful of being separated from their families or deported. We must find a legislative solution to provide a lawful, permanent resident status and pathway to citizenship for these individuals.”  

To watch today’s hearing, view the live stream here.

Today’s hearing builds on the committee’s larger agenda to investigate this administration’s immigration policies. Last week, the committee held a hearing to investigate the administration’s family separation policies. See questions from Congressman Neguse here.