In his response to the AILA Survey, Sen. Booker indicated that he supports granting permanent legal status to unauthorized immigrants and the opportunity to apply for citizenship. He wrote:
As president, I would fight to restore and expand policies that provide protection to Dreamers, their families, individuals with TPS, and those with DED status. But I would also go beyond that, and promote opportunities to help beneficiaries pursue available pathways to citizenship as outlined in Rep. Roybal-Allard’s Dream and Promise Act.
His campaign website states: “After nearly two years of litigation, the fate of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) remains uncertain. In September 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the DACA program, throwing the lives and futures of more than 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children—including their family members and communities—into limbo. Over the past two-and-a-half years, the Trump Administration also has moved to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 98% of recipients, as well as for Liberians with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). These people—the vast majority of whom have lived and worked in the U.S. with lawful status for decades—may soon face the prospect of being deported to unsafe and unstable conditions in their former home countries.”Read More