For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020
Contact: Michael Earls: [email protected]
“Our Country is Strengthened By DREAMers” – TheDream.US Reacts to Supreme Court’s DACA Decision
Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Candy Marshall, President of TheDream.US reacting to today’s Supreme Court’s ruling on DACA:
“This is an incredibly heartening day – not only for DREAMers – but for our country.
DACA has been a life-changing program for more than 800,000 DREAMers – strengthening their futures and that of the country as a whole. This has never been more clear than through this pandemic. As a result of DACA and the ability to legally work, DREAMers are working on the front lines to save lives and meet Americans’ essential needs. As their stories make clear – they are a part of the fabric of this nation.
To our nation’s DREAMers – with and without DACA, we want to affirm that our support for you remains steadfast – we see you, we believe in you, and we will continue to advocate for protections that will enable you to fully participate in our society.
NOW is the time to build on the momentum from today’s positive Supreme Court ruling:
- Congress must immediately pass legislation providing DREAMers’ with the permanent status;
- The Administration must immediately allow DREAMers who have been ineligible to apply for DACA to now do so; and
- America’s companies must continue to hire and retain DREAMers with work authorizations. As teachers, nurses, computer scientists, engineers, and business owners, DREAMers are critical to this country’s revitalization.
In the words of one of our Graduates, Cesia Bulnes, a Microsoft Program Manager: ‘DREAMers are hard working Americans who will seize every opportunity to show our worth. We have stellar records of achievement and incredible potential – all we need is an opportunity.’
We stand with the 85% of Americans who believe that NOW is the time to give DREAMers the opportunity.”
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. 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.
Read through TheDream.US Scholar story-bank, featuring powerful personal reflections from Scholars about their lives, journeys, and future goals here