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Dream Act for Arizona 2017/18

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Under the Obama Administration starting in 2012, the DACA program was implemented by executive order to help thousands of people who have entered the United States undocumented who meet certain criteria to have eligibility for a request of deferred action for a 2-year period. Over 93% of the recipients have jobs and 72% are obtaining or have obtained a high school or higher education. An estimated 94 percent said that, because of DACA, “I pursued educational opportunities that I previously could not". DACA recipients are estimated to contribute over $460.3 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product over the next decade. Without the DACA program, 800,000 people would be at risk of losing financial, educational, and security benefits. With a result of being deported to a foreign country where 90% of these recipients have never lived.

The Dream Act of 2017 is a potential solution to the rescinding of the DACA program. The Dream Act of 2017 would allow for undocumented youths to obtain work permits, driver's licenses, and spare them from deportation. However, unlike DACA, The Dream Act of 2017 opens up a pathway to citizenship. Please join us in supporting The Dreamers because they are the true American dream.

 DREAM ACT: Summary: S.1615 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)- 

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