The bipartisan Dream Act of 2023, introduced by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), would establish a pathway to citizenship for certain Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. at a young age and have grown up here. As legal challenges threaten the future of this critical policy, this legislation is necessary to ensure that Dreamers can continue living in and contributing to the country they call home. A pathway to citizenship for Dreamers is long overdue.
Here are some important numbers about Dreamers, based on FWD.us estimates and as defined by the 2023 Dream Act, showing why every U.S. Senator should cosponsor this critical legislation.