We are appealing all to call your Congressmen and senators to vote for the DREAM Act and VOTE against the RAISE ACT Bill and SUCEED ACT.
Clean DREAM ActS. 1615 and H.R. 3440: the “Dream Act of 2017”
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would allow certain people to earn Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR or “Green Card”) Status + eventually full U.S. Citizenship if they:
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Are undocumented, or have DACA or TPS protection (Temporary Protected Status)
Graduate from high school or obtain a GED.
Pursue higher education, work lawfully for at least 3 years, or serve in the U.S military.
Pass security and law enforcement background checks.
Demonstrate proficiency in the English language and knowledge of U.S. history.
Have not committed a felony or other serious crimes.
Alternative bills :
Described as one of the most mean-spirited and punitive immigration bills currently proposed.
Slashes legal immigration in half.
Prohibits U.S. citizens from sponsoring parents, siblings and adult children.
Puts a cap on the number of refugees to only 50,000 per year
Ends the Diversity Visa Lottery program altogether.
Will take 15 years before one can qualify for U.S. citizenship
Undermines Due Process by requiring that an applicant give up all defenses to deportation and agree to expedited removal
Eliminates ability of U.S. citizens to sponsor their spouses and children, putting families at risk of deportation and separation
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