Urge Congress to Support the Dream Act of 2017

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Friends, please join us in urging Congress to protect children and their families by passing promptly the bipartisan, bicameral “Dream Act.”

Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has provided a measure of hope and stability for thousands of youth who are in this country as a result of choices made by their parents. DACA has allowed nearly 800,000 young people the opportunity to work and study without the threat of deportation. These people are high school and college students; they are parents of young children, homeowners, teachers, and taxpaying workers. Many of these young people have known no home other than the United States.

Without Congressional action soon, the DACA program will end. That could put hundreds of thousands of young people at risk of deportation to a country that they do not know; or cause U.S.-born children to lose their parents to deportation. The separation of children from their parents is a particular concern, as this runs contrary to their best interests.

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Support for the Dream Act

The only way to protect Dreamers and families is for Congress to promptly pass the Dream Act, S. 1615/H.R. 3440. The legislation would allow these young people who grew up in the United States to continue to contribute to the country they love, and offer a pathway to citizenship.

Our mission is to stand up for children and families, and that is why we are compelled to mobilize our supporters on this issue. In doing so, we join a wide variety of nonprofit and faith-based organizations that put children first. We all share a belief that every single child deserves a family, an education, and the opportunity to build a future.

Congress must act quickly on this bipartisan bill. We need you to help!