Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Speak Out for Our Investment!

Children brought to the United States by undocumented immigrant parents find themselves in a cruel state of limbo when they graduate high school and, in a growing number of cases, college. Even after receiving and taking full advantage of the national investment in their lives, these hard-working students cannot land a job, at least not legally. In short, their preparation and the public investment to get them ready for the marketplace goes wasted.

It is long past time for reform.

The D.R.E.A.M. Act provides the relief that these students seek and that the nation deserves. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act would allow the children of undocumented children, brought here with no say in the decision, who exhibit good moral character and who graduate high school and go on to college or military service, to remain in the United States.

Here's testimony from just such a student. We need young people like him to remain in the country. Frankly, we've invested too much already to see him leave us!

Take a moment right now to write your member of the U. S. House of Representatives and to both of your U. S. Senators. Tell them you support the D.R.E.A.M. Act and you expect them to do the same!


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