Shoulder to Shoulder
Calls to Action
Ask Congress to Support Dreamers and Pass the American Dream and Promise Act
The American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 is a bipartisan bill that would provide permanent protection and a pathway for Dreamers (children who arrived in the U.S. without documentation) to receive citizenship. This bill has been introduced repeatedly since 2001 and has received bipartisan support.
Executive orders are insufficient because a future administration could revoke protected status and potentially deport Dreamers to countries they do not even remember living in. Until the Dream Act is passed, Dreamers will remain in uncertainty. The Dream Act will provide a path to citizenship for millions of individuals who feel completely American in everything but name. They already contribute to our communities, but citizenship will allow them the security of being able to further their education, find meaningful employment, pay taxes, invest in their communities, and bring their full commitment to our nation without fear of future deportation.
You can read more here. The bill (HR6) passed the House on March 18, 2021, with all Democrats and 9 Republicans voting for the bipartisan measure. Write to your representative in the House to thank or critique their choice. Then write your Senators to ask them to support the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021. You can submit your letters via our website. After you enter your information, you will be given a chance to add a personal statement to let your members of Congress know why this is important to you. (Remember the Principles of Peacemaking.)