FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 4, 2021
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CHICAGO – Today, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the much-awaited DREAM Act, which would provide permanent protection to persons who came to the U.S. as children. Oscar Chacon, executive director of Alianza Americas, issued the following statement:
“We welcome the introduction of this important piece of legislation that would provide much-needed stability and protection to young people who have been in the United States for most of their lives. We also look forward to working with members of Congress to ensure similar protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, who have lived in the U.S. for decades, and to the rest of the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are an integral part of our communities.
Passage of the DREAM Act is an essential first step in ensuring permanent protections for members of our communities who are permanent residents in all but official status.”
Alianza Americas is a network of migrant-led organizations working in the United States and transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America.