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Support the DREAM Act as an Amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill

The DREAM Act gets voted as part of an amendment to the DOD bill this coming Tuesday. Urge the Senators on the fence to support this important bill!

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Each year, about 65,000 U.S.-raised students who would qualify for the DREAM Act graduate from high school. These include honor roll students, star athletes, talented artists, homecoming queens, and aspiring teachers, doctors, and U.S. soldiers. They are young people who have lived in the U.S. for most of their lives and desire only to call this country their home. Even though they were brought to the U.S. years ago as children, they face unique barriers to higher education, are unable to work legally in the United States, and often live in constant fear of detection by immigration authorities.

Our immigration laws currently have no mechanism to consider the special equities and circumstances of such students. The DREAM Act would eliminate this flaw. It is un-American to indefinitely and irremediably punish immigrant youth for decisions made by adults many years ago. By enacting the DREAM Act, Congress would legally recognize what is de facto true: these young people belong here. DREAM Act students should be allowed to get on with their lives.

If Congress fails to act this year, another entire class of outstanding, law-abiding high school students will graduate without being able to plan for the future, and some will be removed from their homes to countries they barely know. This tragedy will cause America to lose a vital asset: an educated class of promising immigrant students who have demonstrated a commitment to hard work and a strong desire to be contributing members of our society.

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Senator
    Jon Tester
  • Senator
    Max Baucus
  • Senator
    Susan Collins
  • Senator
    Angus King
  • Senator
    Mary Landrieu
  • Senator
    Jim Bunning
  • Senator
    Judd Gregg
  • Senator
    Ted Cruz
  • Senator
    Orrin Hatch
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Senator
    George LeMieux
  • Senator
    Kay Hagan
  • Senator
    George Voinovich
  • Senator
    Deb Fischer
  • Senator
    Elizabeth Warren
  • Senator
    Bob Bennett
  • Governor
    Samuel Brownback
  • Senator
    John McCain
  • Senator
    Mark Pryor
  • Kim Dean
  • MaryJane Collipriest
  • Tim Becker
  • Mark Buse
  • Sage Dunston
  • Bill Huges
  • Glen Chambers
  • Stephanie Schriock
  • Alyssa Shooshan
  • Phil Park
  • Liz Johnson
  • Pam Gulleson
  • Jon Selib
  • Sara Garland
  • Jane Campbell
  • Bob Russell
  • Steve Schrage
  • Kerry Feehery
  • John Richter
  • Jayce Johnson


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