‘We need to get DREAMers legislation DONE!’

UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía joined U.S. Representative Steny H. Hoyer for a Facebook Live talk on the current state of the fight for a DREAM Act Now.

Today our President and CEO Janet Murguía joined Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland to update our community on where things stand in Congress regarding legislation to protect DREAMers.

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The fight has been long and hard, and we still have much to do. But we are in a better place than we have been in quite some time.

We are closer than ever to getting legislation that permanently protects DREAMers. This is an issue that has broad support from both parties. Indeed, the Dream Act has bipartisan co-sponsors and enough votes to pass easily if brought to a vote today.

But January is the last chance for Congress to take action before tens of thousands of DREAMers lose their ability to live, work, and contribute to the only country they know.

View the full video of the Facebook Live session below:


After President Trump’s September 2017 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, 122 people per day have been losing DACA protections.

Since then the UnidosUS and our Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations has:

  • Helped DACA youth renew their applications after the draconian rescinding of the program  
  • Advocated in Washington DC and in states throughout the country to call on Members of Congress to deliver a just solution for DREAMers
  • Worked with our partners in the nonprofit and private sectors to join the fight.
Photo: Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

The future of DREAMers has been made uncertain by the administration’s September action to end DACA. If no legislative solution is reached before March we will see 1,400 DREAMers per day lose their chance for protection.

This needs to be fixed now. And Congress has the power to act.

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