I Support A Clean Dream Act!
Members of Congress
Members of Congress
From: [Your Name]
We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, demand the passage of a clean Dream Act that provides a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth, without harmful provisions such as border, or interior enforcement, or any form of border militarization that threatens the lives of the 11 million undocumented community members in this country.
Donald Trump has placed undocumented immigrant youths’ lives at risk. Undocumented immigrant youth will not stad back and allow our communities to be torn apart. We will not allow ourselves to be used as bargaining chips to advance criminalizing and hateful immigration policies. A clean Dream Act represents a middle of the road compromise, considering that the federal government already spends more money on immigration enforcement than all other law enforcement combined, and will continue to do so even after the passage of the Dream Act.
We support the Durbin and Graham Dream Act, a bipartisan bill the majority of the American people support. About two-thirds of all Trump voters want Congress to pass legislation protecting DACA recipients. Our community is highly skeptical of both political parties who have jointly supported the deportation of almost 3 million people. We call on Democratic members of Congress to pass a clean Dream Act on February 8, 2018. They must use all vehicles at their disposal to ensure permanent protection for immigrant youth.
We call on all members of Congress to hold the line and stand strong, against any proposals for border militarization, and interior enforcement, or any additional border agents and detention expansion. Holding immigrant youth hostage for additional Custom Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and more beds is immoral and disgusting. Instead, the focus should be on acting on what the American people are in overwhelming support of: passing a clean Dream Act. A clean Dream Act would allow immigrant families to stay together and grant undocumented youth the ability to live without fear and thrive with their families.
Immigrant youth are standing up today and declaring that they are here to stay. They will not be pushed back into the shadows. In our communities, hope remains alive. We vow to continue fighting and mobilizing for justice, so that all immigrants and people of color can thrive in the country that we call home.
We believe that we will win.