For Immediate Release: February 10, 2023
Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]
TheDream.US Reacts to Bipartisan Introduction of Senate Dream Act
Washington, DC – TheDream.US today issued the following statement from Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development, reacting to the introduction of the Dream Act in the U.S. Senate. TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth.
“Today’s bipartisan introduction of the Dream Act, by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), offers another opportunity for Congress to deliver on a popular priority two decades in the making. Of course, we understand the skepticism about another attempt to pass legislation for Dreamers. Despite overwhelming polling in support of such a legislative fix and the demonstrated successes of programs such as DACA that provide new opportunities for Dreamers, Congress has repeatedly failed to pass the Dream Act.
Yet past congressional inaction and partisanship isn’t a sufficient reason to give up on the legislative path forward – and hundreds of thousands of Dreamers and the families, classrooms, workplaces, and communities who rely on them offer reminders why such perseverance is so important. We thank Senators Durbin and Graham for their continued support of Dreamers.
Our TheDream.US Scholars and other Dreamers across America are profoundly drained and tired from the rising hopes and crushing disappointments associated with Congress and the courts. We stand with our TheDream.US Scholars and alumni and the broader Dreamer population and understand the collective sense of frustration and disappointment many feel given the ongoing uncertainty of their lives and futures. They, and our nation, deserve better.”
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for undocumented immigrant students, having provided more than 8,750 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
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