Reaching for a DREAM

In the absence of legislation in June 2012, the Obama Administration announced it will stop deportations of undocumented young people in the United States who would be eligible for a path to legal status under the DREAM Act. This policy of “deferred action” is something that the Connecting Our World community has long advocated for and is a move that is right and humane for undocumented youth in the United States.

The Administration’s action gives Congress the room to do its long-delayed and still-urgent job: to pass the DREAM Act and confer the benefits in that act by law. The DREAM Act would give eligible students who have been raised in the United States and educated in our schools the opportunity to attend college, serve in the military, and begin the long process of legalizing their immigration status.

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