WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today after Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Graham (R-SC) reintroduced the bipartisan Dream Act of 2023, which would provide Dreamers a pathway to citizenship:
“We applaud Senator Durbin and Senator Graham for continuing to champion Dreamers by reintroducing the bipartisan Dream Act. For the last decade, DACA has transformed the lives of millions of young people by providing access to work authorization and protections from deportation. But despite its tremendous success, DACA remains threatened in the courts, and Dreamers are forced to continue living in limbo, uncertain if they’ll be able to stay in the only country they know as home. The end of the DACA program will have devastating consequences for nearly 700,000 DACA recipients, their families, and communities – and could come at any time.
“Dreamers deserve to live with certainty and stability; waiting on another crisis to befall DACA recipients before taking action is totally unacceptable, and Congress can and must re-engage on bipartisan negotiations to solve this once and for all. We urge Senator Durbin’s and Senator Graham’s colleagues to join them in supporting the Dream Act to provide long-overdue permanent protections for Dreamers this year.”