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On July 20, 2017, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the bill titled Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615), which would provide young immigrants who were brought to this country as children and grew up, commonly known as Dreamers, in the United States the chance to apply for lawful permanent residence, if they meet certain requirements. A week later, two bills were introduced in the House of Representatives that would protect also Dreamers – the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017 (H.R. 3440), introduced by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and the American Hope Act, introduced by Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

#GailLaw welcomes these efforts and calls on both the Senate and House of Representative to pass legislation protecting Dreamers and to urge the Trump Administration to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until a more permanent solution is in place for these young immigrants. Currently DACA is under attack by a group of state Attorney Generals who have threatened to sue the Trump Administration if DACA isn’t ended by September 5, 2017.

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