U.S. Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) will offer the DREAM Actthis weekas an amendment to H.R. 1585, the Department of Defense (DoD) Authorization bill. Since 2001, immigrant youth all over the country have led the fight to pass DREAM Act to make their dreams come true.
Now is the time for you to call your Senators!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Contact both of your U.S. Senators and tell them:
“Immigrant students can’t wait any longer. Please vote for the DREAM Act Amendment to H.R. 1585 so that immigrant students brought here as children can realize their potentialand contribute fully to American society.”
Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at
WHAT IS THE DREAM ACT?
The DREAM ACT would provide a path to legalization undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. as children more than 5 years ago. To qualify for legal status, they would have to demonstrate good moral character and within the 6-year period either graduate from community college, complete two years towards a four-year degree, or serve at least two years in the U.S. military.
WHY IS DREAM ACT IMPORTANT?
Over 65,000 undocumented immigrant students graduate from high school each year. 1 in 5 Korean Americans are undocumented, with a significant percentage under the age of 18. These students consider the U.S. to be their home. The DREAM Act will enable them to adjust their immigration status and contribute their education to the nation’s benefit.