WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act, which would provide permanent protections for Dreamers, many of whom have lived and worked in the U.S. for decades. FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement:
“Today’s bill introduction is welcome news and if signed into law would provide a well-deserved pathway to citizenship for Dreamers who call the United States home. Passing this bill in the weeks to come is urgent, given that the DACA program remains under imminent legal threat and millions of Dreamers are at risk of deportation. Many are essential workers serving our country in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic at great personal risk to themselves and their families. These important members of our communities and their families deserve more than our praise; they deserve protection.
“With the urgent threat facing Dreamers, it is critical that lawmakers co-sponsor this vital legislation, and that the Senate moves to pass this bill with the utmost speed in the next few weeks.”
The DACA program remains under imminent legal threat, and it is more urgent than ever for Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers, many of whom are essential workers helping our communities survive and recover from COVID-19. An outline of the legal threat to DACA can be found here.