HR. 3591 - American Hope Act

(Last updated August 15, 2017.)


Summary

HR. 3591, the American Hope Act, is a House bill that would help protect undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. It would cancel the removal of such immigrants and change their status to "alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence." Further, it would grant conditional permanent resident status to all such immigrants, subject to some exceptions based on criminal activity. It would also repeal section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, which bars undocumented immigrants from receiving higher education benefits as state residents. Finally, it would establish several new programs for several purposes: to assist applicants to apply for conditional permanent resident status; to establish a Presidential award for business leadership in promoting citizenship; and for English language learning.


Status

Introduced into the House on July 28, 2017 by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL-4). Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

San Diego County Co-Sponsors:

  • Susan Davis: No
  • Duncan Hunter: No
  • Darrell Issa: No
  • Scott Peters: No
  • Juan Vargas: Yes

Call Scripts

Member of Congress hasn't yet co-sponsored:

"Hi, my name is _____ and I'm calling from _____ (zip code). I'm calling because I believe it's important to protect our immigrant communities from the President's mass deportation efforts, so I'd like to ask _____ (MoC name) to please co-sponsor HR. 3591, the American Hope Act. The DREAMers and DACA recipients who came here as children deserve to be protected, supported, and given a chance to be the vital part of our society that they are. Thank you."

Member of Congress has already co-sponsored:

"Hi, my name is _____ and I'm calling from _____ (zip code). I'm calling to thank _____ (MoC name) for co-sponsoring HR. 3591, the American Hope Act. The DREAMers and DACA recipients who came here as children deserve to be protected, supported, and given a chance to be the vital part of our society that they are, so I'm glad I can count on _____ (MoC name) to stand up and do the right thing on that issue."

Duncan Hunter

El Cajon: (619) 448-5201
Temecula: (951) 695-5108
DC: (202) 225-5672

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Juan Vargas

SD County: (619) 422-5963
Imperial County: (760) 312-9900
DC: (202) 225-8045

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