Trustee Election
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  • IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
  • D R E A M KIDS
  • IMMIGRANT VETERANS
Winning Issue » D R E A M KIDS


DREAM Act is an acronym for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act. This nickname was given to past legislation that attempted to legalize the status of an estimated 1.8 million young people living in America who were brought here as children by undocumented immigrant parents, many at a very young age. Most of these children have grown up thinking they were U.S. citizens only to discover their assumptions were in error when they applied for a driver’s license or social security card. These “illegal” Americans, many of whom have graduated from our schools and served in our military, are subject to deportation should they be detained by immigration or law enforcement officials. Most of these young people have never known any home other than America and are not familiar with the country they would be deported to. The Obama administration has suspend deportations of Dream kids. However, this action does not alter or confer lawful immigration status to an individual or provide them a path to citizenship.


Pending Legislation:
S.796 - IN-STATE for Dreamers Act of 2015



Options


  • I oppose reforming current DREAM Act policy and wish to defeat S.796 - IN-STATE for Dreamers Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support giving citizenship to undocumented children who have grown up in the U.S. and authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional permanent resident status, an alien who entered the United States before his or her 16th birthday and has been present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding enactment of this Act; is a person of good moral character and is not inadmissible or deportable under specified grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act; at the time of application, has been admitted to an institution of higher education or has earned a high school or equivalent diploma; from the age of 16 and older, has never been under a final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal; and was under age 35 on the date of this Act's enactment, and wish to either reintroduce S.729 - Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 (111th Congress 2009-2010), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Richard Durbin (IL) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support allotting grants to states to offer Dreamer students in-state tuition and expand their access to in-state financial aid; defining a "Dreamer student" as an individual who: was under age 16 upon entering this country; has provided a list of each secondary school the individual attended in this country; and has earned a high school diploma or certain similar credentials, or is scheduled to complete the requirements for such a credential before the next academic year begins; has acquired a degree from an institution of higher education (IHE) or has successfully completed at least 2 years of a program for a baccalaureate or higher degree in the United States and has made satisfactory academic progress; is a beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; or has served honorably in the uniformed services for at least 4 years, and wish to pass S.796 - IN-STATE for Dreamers Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) and/or Sen. Patty Murray (WA), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support giving citizenship to undocumented children who have grown up in the U.S. and authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional permanent resident status, an alien who entered the United States before his or her 16th birthday and has been present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding enactment of this Act; is a person of good moral character and is not inadmissible or deportable under specified grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act; at the time of application, has been admitted to an institution of higher education or has earned a high school or equivalent diploma; from the age of 16 and older, has never been under a final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal; and was under age 35 on the date of this Act's enactment, and wish to either reintroduce S.729 - Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 (111th Congress 2009-2010), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Richard Durbin (IL) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Richard Durbin (IL) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider either reintroducing S.729 - Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 (111th Congress 2009-2010), or a similar version thereof.

If elected as a trustee, United We Dream will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to work and advocate for citizenship rights for children who were brought into this country when young, and for passage of the DREAM Act.

United We Dream states it is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Its nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. UWD organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. In addition to timely political campaigns, like its current We Can’t Wait campaign, which seeks to address the most pressing and most painful issues facing the undocumented community: deportations and family separation, United We Dream also runs programs to advocate for access to higher education; stop the deportations of undocumented youth and their parents; and strengthen alliances and support for DREAMers.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 27, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
March 4, 2020