Briefing with Senator Dick Durbin on Dream Act and Immigration Reform
CHICAGO, IL — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and co-sponsor of the bipartisan Dream Act with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), will give an update on the legislation and answer questions from advocates, university presidents and CEOs Friday at a briefing titled Fulfilling America’s Promise: Briefing with Senator Dick Durbin on Dream Act and Immigration Reform.
The Dream Act would provide a path to lawful status and citizenship to almost 2 million Dreamers, including DACA recipients and DACA-eligible young people. The introduction of the Dream Act is an important step in providing a pathway to citizenship to 11 million undocumented people living in the U.S., along with TPS holders, farm workers and essential workers.
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WHAT: Fulfilling America’s Promise: Briefing with Senator Dick Durbin on Dream Act and Immigration Reform
WHEN: Friday, February 26 at 11:30 AM EST
The event is co-hosted by ABIC and United We Dream. Event co-sponsors: TheDream.us, Immigration Hub, National Immigration Law Center, US Chamber of Commerce, FWD.us, SEIU, UNITE HERE, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Americans for Prosperity, LIBRE, UnidosUS, United Farm Workers, Alianza America, NYIC, CASA, CHIRLA, FLIC, The Resurrection Project, MIRA Coalition, Arkansas United, National Immigration Forum.
The American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) (ABIC) promotes commonsense immigration reform that advances economic competitiveness, provides companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 800,000 members, over 100 local groups and a reach of over 5 million per month. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.