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TheDream.US: Supreme Court Should Delay DACA Ruling and DHS and Lawmakers Should Extend DACA/TPS Status

 

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2020

Contact: Michael Earls: [email protected]

 

TheDream.US: Supreme Court Should Delay DACA Ruling and DHS and Lawmakers Should Extend DACA/TPS Status

Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for undocumented immigrant youth, issued the following statement today from Candy Marshall, President of TheDream.US:

 

“We are stronger and safer thanks to the contributions of DREAMers and other immigrants providing essential services to our communities and the economy at this difficult moment.
Today, 27,000 DACA recipients are serving as healthcare workers and many are on the frontlines of our national pandemic response and containment efforts. This includes former TheDream.US Scholars such as Sol and Grace, who are working as nurses (watch a 2-minute video of Sol’s story here and read more about Grace here). 
We are all in this fight against COVID-19 together and should recognize that including DACA recipients and other immigrants in ongoing recovery and containment efforts is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.
In particular, for the sake of our communities and the nation and in light of the fact that USCIS offices are not open to process DACA renewals, the Supreme Court should delay an announcement on the pending DACA case and DHS and lawmakers should work together to ensure that DACA and TPS status can be extended.”

 

TheDream.US has provided over 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.

 

 

 

 

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