Safeguard Dreamers and all who seek safety in the U.S.

Urge Congress to protect Dreamers without harming refugee children.  AMMPARO

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 be unified.

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:

  1. Send a message to your members of Congress below;
  2. Call the U.S Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to reach your members of Congress on the phone; or
  3. Click here to print a template letter for you and your community to fill out and send to the ELCA Advocacy office in Washington, D.C. Our staff will then hand deliver your letter to Congressional offices on Capitol Hill.



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Dear [Decision Maker],

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]


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