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May 8th Hearing: Thank You for Showing Up – This is Only the Beginning

Today, TheDream.US President and CEO, Gaby Pacheco testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaking on the urgent need to protect Dreamers with or without DACA or TPS.

In support, 1,636 of you, TheDream.US Scholars and Alumni, signed onto a letter, calling on lawmakers to deliver an opportunity for you to become American citizens. 

Many of you also attended the Hearing in-person and showed up.

Thank you all for taking action. When we stand together, people pay attention. See this NBC piece published today on the Hearing.

Getting involved and building a movement is what we need to push Congress to provide pathways to citizenship for Dreamers. We’ve lost a lot of ground, and this Hearing is just the beginning of a tough journey to fight for what we know you all deserve – an opportunity to be recognized legally as proud Americans.

We want you to never lose focus of your first priority – which is your college education and getting a degree. But we also need you to get involved. When we ask you to use your voice on our Annual Scholar and Alumni Surveys, when we call on you to attend events either in person or via Zoom, we need you to take action.

We will be working with Presidents’ Alliance on Immigration and Higher Education to continue the fight for permanent protections for our community. We can’t do this alone.

Standing with you,

Hyein Lee (Chief Operating Officer) and Chris Aviles (Sr. Program Manager of Partner College and Scholar Supports)