Postmates on House Passage of the Dream and Promise Act
Today, Postmates released the following statement following the House passage of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, which provides permanent status and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients.
America’s future as a land of opportunity and innovation depends on being a nation of immigrants. At Postmates, we know first-hand how immigrants fuel economic growth. Our CEO is an immigrant from Germany, our first employee was born in Myanmar, and our fleet members hail from all over the world. Our diversity makes us stronger and more creative. Immigrants also enrich every facet of our communities, including Dreamers who have been here for nearly their entire lives. Many have served in the military or teach in our schools. There are 5,000 Dreamer teachers in our home state of California alone. In total, Dreamers give $24 billion back to our country in federal and state taxes. That’s why we strongly applaud the House of Representatives for passing the Dream and Promise Act and join a wide range of advocates and allies in urging the Senate to act as well. Our country must create a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, and provide TPS and DED holders — many of whom have called America home for decades — the security they deserve. The federal government threw their lives into limbo two years ago, so it’s past time to correct that mistake and show that the United States continues to be the land of opportunity for all.