“FWD.us is proud to partner with so many important leaders in the business community to push to protect Dreamers. There are only two paths forward: either Congress can act now and pass urgent legislation like the Dream Act, or our nation will be responsible for forcing 800,000 out of their jobs, subjecting them to immediate deportation, and using the very information they gave to the government in good faith to find, arrest and deport them. Congress should listen to these important business voices and pass legislation to protect Dreamers before the end of the year.”
Below please find the press release announcing the Coalition for the American Dream.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Brian Walsh
October 26, 2017
Coalition for the American Dream Launches in Support of Dreamers
Leading Businesses, Trade Associations & Other Organizations Come Together in Support of Permanent Legislative Solution This Year
WASHINGTON DC – Over 60 top businesses, trade associations and other organizations that collectively represent virtually every industry supporting the American economy, today announced a new coalition in support of bipartisan legislation that gives Dreamers a permanent solution this year.
In addition to reaching out and meeting with Capitol Hill lawmakers in the days ahead, the new Coalition for the American Dream is also launching a national digital ad campaign and published a full-page ad in POLITICO today. A copy of the ad is included below and you can also view it by clicking here
but it reads in part:
“Without an immediate, permanent legislative solution, roughly 800,000 Dreamers who are working, going to school, and serving in our nation’s military will lose their ability to work and study legally, will be forced from their jobs, and will be subject to immediate deportation from the country they grew up in. If Congress fails to act, our economy could lose $215 billion from the national GDP in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions.
“President Trump has recognized the need for action, saying that ‘hopefully now Congress will be able to help’ Dreamers.
“There are many aspects of our immigration system that need reform – and on which we may not agree. But we all know that Dreamers are important to the future of our companies and our economy.”
Finally, please view today’s full-page ad in POLITICO
WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s comment that Dreamer legislation will be included in year end spending bill:
“We are pleased by Speaker Ryan’s announcement that it is urgent that Congress pass legislation that protects Dreamers before the end of the year. Recent polling has found that more than 80% of Americans support allowing Dreamers to earn a pathway to citizenship – including a Fox News poll showing that 79% of Republicans share this belief. The votes are there among both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to pass such legislation. Every member who stands with Dreamers should immediately cosponsor legislation like the Dream Act that would allow Dreamers to earn a pathway to citizenship, to continue to show House and Senate leadership the overwhelming support for Dreamers in Congress.”
WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on Senator Flake’s decision not to run for re-election:
“Senator Flake is a conservative Republican, and during his time in office – across many issues – time and time again he has chosen the path of working to find common ground to achieve policy solutions instead of merely resorting to partisan bickering. We should all be thankful for his service, whether we as Americans agreed with all or few of his policy positions. Senator Flake’s decision not to run for re-election is a loss, not just for Arizonans but for the entire country. It is yet another consequence of the dangers of extreme partisanship and we hope members on both sides of the aisle will take notice and come together to find solutions for the American people.”