For Immediate Release: June 29, 2023
Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]
Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Gaby Pacheco, TheDream.US Director of Advocacy, Development, and Communications, reacting to today’s Supreme Court ruling on race conscious admissions. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for undocumented immigrant students.
“During our decade of operation, TheDream.US has provided more than 10,000 scholarships to Dreamers. In the process, we have had more than 10,000 reminders about why expanding opportunities and accessibility for these students to attend, afford, and succeed in college and beyond is so beneficial – not only for these students and their families, but for the campuses they attend, they communities they enrich, and the larger nation they call home.
Whether it’s today’s Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action or ongoing legal and legislative limbo over DACA and Dreamers’ futures, we stand with our Scholars and alumni and remain committed to sharing their stories as reminders of why expanding higher education access and broader opportunities for them to participate and succeed in our shared country is so meaningful.”
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for undocumented immigrant students, having provided more than 10,000 college scholarships to Dreamers attending over 80 partner colleges in 21 states and Washington, DC. We believe everyone, regardless of where they were born, should have equitable access to a college education, a meaningful career, and opportunities to contribute to the communities they call home. For more information on TheDream.US, visit www.thedream.us