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Rep. Denham’s ENLIST Act Surpasses 150 Co-Sponsors

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Washington, April 14, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham today announced that H.R. 60, the Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act (ENLIST Act), has now gained over 150 co-sponsors in the 115th Congress.

“The ENLIST Act is a truly bipartisan bill that both my Republican and Democrat colleagues support. Immigration reform is not a partisan issue – it’s an American issue that we must face and solve together,” said Rep. Denham. “The young adults who would qualify under ENLIST have gone to school with our children and know no other country to call home. They should be able to serve the country they love and earn citizenship, as generations of immigrants before them have also done.”

The ENLIST Act would allow otherwise qualified undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents, through no fault of their own, to enlist in the armed services and earn legal status upon honorable completion of their contracts.

Rep. Denham introduced the ENLIST Act last Congress, where it garnered bipartisan support, and in September, President-elect Donald Trump expressed support for such a measure.

Additional information about the ENLIST Act, including the full bill text and list of co-sponsors, is available on Congress.gov.

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