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Congress Must Pass the Dream Act

Author Tom Jawetz urges Congress to pass the bipartisan Dream Act by the end of 2017 to ensure that Dreamers can continue to work, study, and thrive without fear of deportation.

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  • Tom Jawetz

When President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Sept. 5, 2017, he said that he was giving Congress six months to come up with a legislative solution. Since then, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), White House legislative affairs director Marc Short, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), and others have maintained that Congress has until March 5, 2018, before DACA recipients will face any negative repercussions from Trump’s decision to end DACA. We should know by now not to trust anything Trump says.

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Authors

Tom Jawetz

Vice President, Immigration Policy