Washington, D.C. — The text of H.R. 2976, the Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act, introduced by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D...READ MORE
Throughout America's history, our nation's values and founding principles have been a beacon of hope for millions of immigrants striving to live in freedom. Ed’s ancestors, like most Americans, were immigrants who came to America seeking a better life. To this day, those same principles continue to draw people to our country.
Ed opposes the dangerous rhetoric on immigration coming out of this Administration. Ed has pushed for comprehensive immigration reform since his first day in office, and believes there is bipartisan support among the American people and in Congress to pass true comprehensive immigration reform. The time is now to move forward to fix the system, create American jobs, lower our deficit, strengthen our borders and give millions of undocumented Americans an earned pathway to citizenship.
Due to inaction on comprehensive immigration reform, we have seen the Trump Administration repeal the DACA program, implement a discriminatory travel ban, and enact a cruel “zero-tolerance” policy resulting in thousands of immigrant families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Tearing families apart is immoral and outrageous, and Ed is doing everything he can to put pressure on the Trump Administration to reunite immigrant families as quickly and as safely as possible. Ed also continues to support the DREAM Act for young people who came to the country through no fault of their own and are Americans in every way except legal status.