Imagine being deported to a country that you don't remember, where you don't know anyone and possibly don't speak the language. Every year, tens of thousands of students face this situation. These kids were brought to the U.S. by their parents without documentation, grew up here, and now want nothing more than the opportunity to give back to the only country that they've known. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) would provide that opportunity.
The DREAM Act 2010 passed the House of Representatives in December but fell just five votes short in the Senate. The DREAM Act 2011 was reintroduced into the Senate by Harry Reid (D-NV). In the fall of 2011, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition of which the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a member worked with Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) to hold a national DREAM Sabbath to raise awareness about the DREAM Act in communities across the country.
We are gradually building support; however, in the meantime, DREAM-eligible students continue to be deported.
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Last updated on Thursday, June 7, 2012.
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