From Parent and Supporters
My name is and I am writing to you as a constituent of to request a change in the proposed Dream Act of 2021 (S.264) and request your support for the inclusion of Documented Dreamers in all future Dreamer legislation.
Currently, the Dream Act of 2021 (S.264) allows for a pathway to citizenship for children who grew up in the United States. However, the language requires beneficiaries to be undocumented or protected by TPS. This excludes children, like my , who grew up here with a documented status, only because they maintained status. Ironically, had they lost status, they would have qualified.
is one of the 200,000 Documented Dreamers facing self-deportation from the only home they have ever known.
Many Documented Dreamers are STEM graduates and essential workers, and a recent analysis by the Cato Institute estimates over a $30 billion net economic loss to the U.S. if they have to self-deport.
There is bipartisan support for this change, as indicated by their inclusion in multiple Republican-led Dreamer bills and the recently passed Dream and Promise Act (HR.6).
I respectfully urge the Senator to ensure that all future solutions for Dreamers also include children who grew up here with a documented status if they meet all criteria except the requirement of being undocumented.