It's time for our leaders in Congress to reset the policy debate and pass the Dream Act

When President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year he created a crisis. It's time for Congress to resolve this crisis by passing the Dream Act to ensure that 800,000 dreamers are protected. Dreamers are Americans and they belong in America. Congress must step up and take immediate action to protect them.

The Dream Act has broad bipartisan support and sponsorship. 87% of Americans are in favor of passage of the Dream Act. As a country of immigrants, we are made stronger by our diversity. This is a moment of our truth for our country.

It's time for our leaders in Congress to choose the values and ideals that this country holds dear. They must stand for those that are working hard, paying taxes and contributing to our society on their path to American citizenship.

Stand with the League of Women Voters and contact your Senators and Representatives. They must pass a clean DREAM Act to protect, not turn away, the 800,000-young people who were brought to the United States as children. We can and we must do better to be vigilant about speaking out against racism. We must stand up as a nation and say this is unacceptable.
Dear [Representative]:

Congress must immediately pass a clean Dream Act which would provide protection for the approximately 800,000 young adults who were brought to this country as children. These young immigrants, known as "Dreamers," have grown up here and deserve the opportunity to contribute to American society. These individuals are paying taxes, contributing to Social Security and are Americans in everything but the name.

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It's time for Congress to take real action and pass legislation that protects Dreamers. It's time for Congress to stand up for the ideals and foundation of this nation, or continue to allow this administration's chaotic and dangerous actions to harm American families.

The bipartisan Dream Act will provide protection for young adults who have already registered with the federal government, participated in background checks, paid fees and have worked to obtain an education.

As a country of immigrants, we are made stronger by our diversity. Yet time and time again, this administration has discriminated against immigrants and communities of color. It is time for Congress to act to provide a path to citizenship or provisions for young undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. to earn legal status. Moving this policy forward will strengthen our nation and society.


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