Support the DREAM Act of 2017


More than 750,000 young undocumented immigrants have received work permits and deportation relief through the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program since it was created by Executive Order in August, 2012. The program gives unauthorized immigrants who came to the U.S. before age 16 – a group sometimes called “Dreamers” – a chance to stay in the U.S. to study or work. Those approved for the program are given a work permit and protection from deportation for two years. These benefits can currently be renewed. 

There is a great deal of concern about whether this Executive Order will stay in place. However the recent bi-partisan announcement to replace it with a permanent law is very good news. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Il) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are the co-sponsors of the DREAM Act of 2017.  

If you want to protect the Dreamers -- join us after service on Sunday to sign postcards to both of your Senators. We will mail them for you.

 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on July 27, 2017, at 5:47am