Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Act Now: Support the Dream before we lose another opportunity

We just learned that The DREAM Act will be added as an amendment onto the Defense Authorization Bill going through Congress now – by far the best chance we have to get this through.  Please help us push for enactment.

This bipartisan effort is beyond politics.  The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors act would provide undocumented students the opportunity to earn permanent resident status through completion of higher education or military service.  This is essentially for young people who were brought into this country at a young age by their parents. If they were able to overcome all the obstacles in front of them, graduate high school, go on to college and demonstrate “good moral character” (no trouble with the law) they may qualify. 

This should be an easy one as we are only talking about people who stand a great chance of significantly contributing to society. Further, this is really the only place that they have ever called “home”. So, why shouldn’t they be able to fully participate in this society?

Once we get this through then we can begin to push for an intelligent, compassionate and comprehensive immigration policy.  But for now, let’s stop punishing these model young citizens for something their parents did.

Call or e-mail your senators and representatives to urge them to support this amendment.

contact info for your senator

contact info for your house rep

Learn about California's version of the Dream act and petition Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA) (he has vetoed it 5 times)

Please don't miss this real opportunity,


Tony LoRe
Founder/CEO, Youth Mentoring Connection

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