A new DREAM Act introduced by Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) needs our support. The bill would make the Obama-era DACA program legal, — providing a path to citizenship for more than 1 million children who entered the US without permission; and —blocking a lawsuit to end DACA threatened by ten State Attorneys General http://wapo.st/2v1Hdva http://bit.ly/2u5QfE8
The AGs stand a very good chance of winning especially since the Administration is unlikely to defend the program http://wapo.st/2hsnpfo.
The economic argument for the DACA program is UNAMBIGUOUS: — DREAMers make on average 40% more than they did before having DACA protection; —high percentages are buying cars; enrolling in higher education; changing to jobs that fit their skills; and starting businesses at twice the national averagehttp://ampr.gs/2vmNRNp
The destruction to lives, families and communities is UNAMBIGUOUS: — DHS recently deported two Maryland brothers with no criminal record; one was headed to college on a scholarship and the other was still in high school http://wapo.st/2u8OD0v. — A 23-year old agricultural worker with DACA protection was still deportedhttp://bit.ly/2hrI0AC.
Let’s tell our Members of Congress to work across the aisles.
Push this bipartisan bill across the finish line!
**ACTION: CALL SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am asking Senator [–] to support immediate passage of the bipartisan2017 DREAM Act, introduced by Sens. Lindsay Graham and Richard Durbin. Ten state Attorneys General have threatened to sue to end the DACA program by September 5th if the Administration does not begin to dismantle it. The Administration has signaled that it will not defend DACA in court. We need this bill to pass immediately. Thank you.”
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