Urge Congress to protect Dreamers without harming refugee children.
This week, the White House released Immigration
Principles and Policies that outline changes in immigration policy for
consideration alongside legislation to protect young Americans without legal
status, also known as Dreamers. These principles include policies that take
away trafficking protections for children, make it harder for people seeking
protection to find refuge in our country, and reduce the ability of families to
The Dream Act (S. 1615/H.R. 3440) is the only bipartisan bill
that provide protection without harming others and allows young people to apply
for citizenship. This means that Dreamers who are pastors, congregants, and
vital leaders in ministries throughout the ELCA and other denominations could
eventually be legally recognized as the citizens they have always been.
Please contact your Members of Congress and urge them to
pass the Dream Act without harming children or families seeking safety in the
U.S. Here are three ways for you to take action:
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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