Ask Congress to Protect Dreamers and Families!

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Friends, please join us in urging Congress to protect children and their families by passing the Dream Act and the SECURE Act which would allow Dreamers and those who came to the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to remain in the country.

Dreamers are still at risk of deportation if Congress does not act. DACA protects roughly 650,000 immigrant youth known as Dreamers who were brought to the United States by their parents. Dreamers have grown up and built their lives in the U.S., contributing greatly to the country they love.

Additionally, while Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan will remain available for the majority of 2021, without Congressional action, these immigrants, who have also built lives and families in the U.S. over many years, could be separated from their families and deported in less than a year.

In the 117th Congress, the House of Representatives has already passed with strong bipartisan support the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6) that protects Dreamers and TPS recipients and provides a path to citizenship. Now the Senate needs to act. UNICEF USA calls on Senators on both sides of the aisle to quickly pass legislation to give Dreamers the protection and path to citizenship they deserve. Allowing families to be torn apart is not in our Nation’s best interest and runs counter to our American values.

UNICEF believes families belong together. Only legislation can provide long-term protections for these individuals. Congress must act quickly. We need you to help!

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