Today, immigrant activists kicked off a week of action to push for the DREAM Act after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that it would be attached to a major defense bill. The DREAM Act would provide a pathway to citizenship for thousands of undocumented students. And, it would pave the way for more reform. Since the announcement, other legislative leaders have stepped up in support for passage of the DREAM Act along with President Obama.
Now, immigrant activists are ramping up pressure to the U.S. Senate to make sure the DREAM Act is passed.
Check out their press conference here:
Carlos Saavedra, United We DREAM Coalition – moderator
Angie Kelley, vice president for immigration policy and advocacy, Center for American Progress
Pramila Jayapal, founder and executive director, OneAmerica
Lindsay McCluskey, president of US Student Association
Yahaira Carrilo, The DREAM is coming
Tolu Olubumni, DREAM student
Felipe Matos, Trail of DREAMs
The Reform Immigration FOR America campaign lists way that you can support passsage of the DREAM Act.
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