- Action Alert
- Immigrants & Refugees
Congress Needs to Pass the Dream Act Immediately
Congress needs to hear from you today about the urgency to protect Dreamers. 154,200 young immigrants are up against an arbitrary Oct. 5 deadline to renew their protections under the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program.
But between hurricanes, postal delays, financial burden, and lost paperwork, tens of thousands of young people are likely to fall through the cracks. This means DACA recipients could begin losing their work permits tomorrow, and they could even be at risk of deportation.
The consequences of repealing DACA are immediate, devastating, and profound. DACA’s termination puts nearly 800,000 lives at risk, threatens families nationwide, and damages our communities and economy.
The Dream Act (H.R. 3440/S. 1615) is the only bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation that would offer a reasonable, workable, and long past-due opportunity for Dreamers to pursue citizenship. It has broad support from the business and faith communities, and from Dreamers themselves.
Congress must enact a permanent solution before the lives of DACA recipients and the communities to which they belong are further destabilized. This is about putting the faithful call to love our neighbors into action. All of us have a divine spark within us and deserve a real chance to pursue our dreams and shine our Light in the world.