Nearly 800,000 Dreamers — undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children — are under attack. Officials from 10 different states are trying to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) that allows these Dreamers to live and work legally in the U.S.
But minutes ago, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced the DREAM Act in Congress. Momentum is building to protect Dreamers.
It is time to enshrine a more permanent legislative solution for Dreamers and their families. If DACA goes away, the consequences of repeal would be truly terrible: 800,000 Dreamers would lose their ability to work and be subject to immediate deportation.
The DREAM Act would create a three-step process to allow hardworking young people who came to this country as children to earn a path to citizenship. We must show our support for this bill right away.