WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined immigration advocates and CASA community members for a virtual townhall to discuss legislation he will bring to the House Floor the week of March 15 to protect Dreamers and those with TPS and DED status, and legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented farm workers.
“I was glad to join my dear friend Gustavo Torres to speak with CASA advocates this evening,” said Congressman Hoyer. “After four years of cruel and inhumane policies implemented by the Trump Administration, Democrats in Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration are working together to address the challenges of our nation’s immigration system while protecting immigrant families. I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance legislation that protects immigrants and refugees in Maryland, and I appreciated the opportunity to engage in this important conversation with CASA this evening.”
“I look forward to bringing the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act to the House Floor next week to protect Dreamers and TPS holders and reach for the kind of immigration reforms that are long overdue,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “I will continue to work closely with Gustavo, CASA, and immigrant rights activists in our community to ensure the ideals on which our nation was founded are brought to fruition.”
"CASA is enormously gratified to have Leader Hoyer - a man who fully embraces the contributions that immigrants make to this country - as our representative,” said Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA. “Our members shared with him the crisis facing current and should-be TPS holders, DACA-mented youth, farmworkers, asylees, and those essential workers that have kept us safe during this crisis. We know that our Congressman will work hard to align the Caucus to achieve long overdue justice for immigrant families."
At tonight's event, CASA members representing diverse immigrant experiences had the opportunity to meet directly with Congressman Steny Hoyer. Over 440 CASA members joined the virtual town hall conversation from organizing committees in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania as well national membership, which includes immigrants from 43 states. The meeting was held in four languages and the participants included directly impacted DACA holders, TPS holders, Asylum seekers, farmworkers, and essential workers from dozens of industries joining for an update on the status of moving immigration reform forward in Congress.