- Created on Friday, 15 June 2012 15:21
- Written by Washington State Catholic Conference
SUPPORT THE DREAM ACT (S.952/H.R.1842)
This alert is from the Justice For Immigrants campaign of the USCCB.
Senator Marco Rubio (Florida) is preparing to introduce a new, compromise version of the DREAM Act. The current version of the DREAM Act is a better legislative vehicle than any of the proposed alternatives. S.952/H.R.1842 is a thoughtful and sensible solution to the difficulties faced by many undocumented young immigrants who live in our communities and attend U.S. high schools, both respecting their human dignity and upholding our ideals of American citizenship. We should enable these young "DREAMers" to contribute their service and talents to the United States, allowing them to fully live up to their potential by creating a path for them to earn their citizenship.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has long supported the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. With bipartisan backing for over a decade, this legislation would provide a path to citizenship and access to in-state tuition for qualified undocumented youth who were brought to the United States -some as infants- by their parents.
Click here to send your U.S. Senators and Representatives a message urging them to work toward the enactment of the DREAM Act by supporting S.952/H.R.1842.