For Immediate Release: September 5, 2019
Contact: Nicky Vogt at 610-389-1314 and [email protected]
A Statement from Gaby Pacheco on the Anniversary of the Termination of DACA
Washington, DC – On the two-year anniversary of the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on a related case, Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Development, and Communications for TheDream.US, issued the following statement:
“As an organization, we have witnessed firsthand the innumerable contributions and achievements of DREAMers, when they are empowered with stability, work permits, and access to higher education. But, those contributions and achievements are threatened by the ongoing uncertainty of their lives, due to the continued challenge to DACA and the failure of Congress to enact a legislative replacement.
Despite the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding their futures, DREAMers remain steadfast in their dedication to obtaining a college education and applying their talents, skills, and energy toward this country and their communities. What’s good for DREAMers is good for America and it’s time we replaced their uncertainty with a permanent recognition of their status, contributions, and potential.”
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 5,000 college scholarships to DREAMers at more than 70 partner colleges in 16 states and Washington, DC.
This year, TheDream.US celebrated the graduation of over 300 Scholars and will welcome more than 1,000 DREAMers as new Scholars in colleges across the country. The 2020-21 Scholarship round will open for applications on November 1, 2019.
- Read through TheDream.US Scholar story-bank, featuring powerful personal reflections from Scholars about their lives, journeys, and future goals here
- Watch a new video featuring TheDream.US college graduates online here