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Contact your senators now in support of ‘Dreamers’

By November 15, 2019No Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Nov. 12, 2019 on the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A decision is expected to be announced by the Supreme Court in June 2020.

DACA recipients are young adults who were born in other countries and are not citizens in the United States. They were brought to the U.S. as minors by their parents. More than 800,000 young people have benefited from the DACA program, which provides authorization to work and some protection from deportation.

We are encouraging Congress to provide DACA recipients with a path to citizenship through the “Dream Act.” The House passed its version of the Dream Act, H.R. 6, last summer and we are now urging Senators Ernst and Grassley to support the Senate’s version, S. 874. The bill would help ensure that recipients are able to live their lives free of the anxiety that they could be deported at any time to a country they do not know.

Please send a message to Senators Ernst and Grassley and request that they support S.874, the Dream Act of 2019.