More Than 100 Business Leaders, Dreamers Meet with Members of Congress to Push For Swift Passage of Dream Act

Dreamers from 40 companies – including IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft – call for permanent legislative solution this year
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, more than 100 business leaders and Dreamers flew to Washington, DC, to meet with Members of Congress and highlight the urgent need to pass the Dream Act before the end of the year. Participants included employees from 40 companies across the country, including IBM, LinkedIn, and Microsoft.


The more than 100 Dreamers and business leaders in attendance came from a diverse range of backgrounds representing 17 states, including Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, and California.


Highlights of the fly-in included:
  • President Todd Schulte and Dreamer Diego Quiñones, an entrepreneur who runs a pallet shipment company in Arkansas, speaking about the urgent need for Congress to pass a Dream Act in 2017, live from the U.S. Capitol.


Dreamers are economic multipliers who help drive the U.S. economy forward, helping to grow the American tax base and strengthening our middle class. Kicking Dreamers out of the workforce will result in more than $460 billion in lost GDP over the next decade, a devastating blow to our economy. In contrast, estimates show that passing a Dream Act that creates an earned pathway to citizenship for Dreamers could add as much as $1 trillion to the national GDP over a decade.

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