For Immediate Release: November 10, 2020
Contact: Michael Earls: [email protected]
A Jubilant Time for DREAMers
Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US:
“This is a jubilant time for many Americans – including DREAMers. The election results deliver hope that DREAMers can plan their futures with certainty.
While our electorate remains politically divided on many fronts, there is a remarkable consensus across the majority of both parties that we should provide DREAMers with the permanent protections they need to fully contribute to the country they call home.
President-elect Biden has committed to immediately reinstate the DACA program and to work with Congress to pass legislation providing DREAMers with a path to citizenship.
Congress needs to do the same. We need our Congressional leaders – Republicans and Democrats alike – to reach across the aisle and work together to pass this long needed legislation.
And, in the meantime, we will do our part in ensuring that DREAMers have the opportunity of a college education and access to careers that will let them put their resilience and determination to work in helping to rebuild our economy.”
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 6,500 college scholarships to DREAMers at more than 70 partner colleges in 16 states and Washington, DC. We believe that all young Americans, regardless of where they were born, should have the opportunity to get a college education and pursue a meaningful career that contributes to our country’s prosperity.