An alliance of presidents of U.S. colleges and universities, including Catholic institutions, said the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2021 “represents the first step to restore certainty into the lives of young adults, students, and other aspiring Americans who want nothing more than to be an integral part of the fabric of this country.”
University leaders urge Senate to act quickly on newly introduced DREAM Act
DACA recipients undaunted moments before visiting Congress
Following a rally, the young adults and an estimated 1,500 participants from an Ignatian Solidarity Network weekend teach-in on justice issues — among them immigration and climate — visited members of Congress to put a face on the DREAM Act.
Bishops’ migration chair urges House pass new bill to protect ‘Dreamers’
The American Dream and Promise Act, or H.R. 6, introduced to Congress March 12, builds on the DREAM Act and offers qualifying young people “permanent resident status on a conditional basis” and a path to full lawful permanent residency and eventual citizenship.
Bishops throw support behind another bill to protect undocumented youth
The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration announced support April 25 for a bipartisan bill that provides a pathway to citizenship for young adults brought into the country as minors without legal documentation.
Trinity student studies, works to create her preferred future
On Dec. 5 Dreamers descended upon Capitol Hill for a workshop and to lobby members of Congress to pass a “clean” DREAM Act which would create a path to citizenship.
Mother of three Dreamers holds fast on Hill for passage of DREAM Act
Antonia Alvarez, the Minnesota mother of three DACA recipients and one U.S. citizen, began a 10-day fast Dec. 4 outside of the Capitol in Washington to advocate for the passage of the DREAM Act.
Faith leaders: Christian politicians who hurt migrants, hurt Jesus
A crowd of more than two dozen religious leaders gathered outside of Congress to pass on legislation to help youth who were brought to the U.S. illegally as minors stating, “To turn your back on Dreamers is to turn your back on Christ.”