Rondell Treviño, Founder & President, Memphis immigration Project
Click this link for a short guide for meetings with Senate and House offices.
Facts and resources about how Dreamers benefit our economy and culture:
- An estimated 3.3 million young undocumented immigrants would potentially be eligible to apply for conditional permanent resident status under the Dream Act of 2017, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
- The urgency of a legislative solution for young undocumented immigrants was recently raised dramatically when the Trump administration announced in a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo that it would end DACA on September 5. After March 5, 2018, DACA recipients will be susceptible to deportation and no longer be able to renew their work permits. Here is a summary of the DHS memo rescinding DACA on September 5.
- Talking points about Dreamers, which are also included in the short guide for congressional meetings.
- State-by-State DACA Fact Sheets.
- 9 Things We Can Do Now Before DACA is Rescinded
- Data and talking points regarding bipartisan support for the Dream Act and opposition to deportation.
- Report on how the Recognizing America’s Children Act would lead to a major boost to the economy.
Three Legislative Bills introduced in Congress
There are three main bills that have been introduced in Congress that would provide a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers and you can find summaries by clicking the links below.
- The Dream Act of 2017 introduced in July 2017 in both the Senate and the House.
- The Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and Defending our Nation Act (SUCCEED) Act introduced on September 25, 2017 in the Senate.
- The Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act introduced on March 9, 2017 in the House.
Adapted by the National Immigration Forum
Memphis immigration Project is a faith-based organization that exists to inspire the Christian community and people of good will to love their Immigrant neighbor.