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TESOL Joins over 100 Companies and Associations in Call for Passage of Dream Act in U.S. Senate

by David Cutler | 03/03/2021
TESOL International Association (TESOL) has joined over 100 companies and associations in a joint statement urging leaders of the U.S. Senate to pass the Dream Act (S. 264), a bill that provides a permanent pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. 

"This important legislation has our strong support and we ask that you and your colleagues consider and pass it in the immediate weeks ahead. Poll after poll has shown that overwhelming majorities of Americans in both political parties support Dreamers. They are critical members of our workforce, industries, and communities, and they have abided by the laws and regulations of our country in order to qualify under the conditions set forth in the Dream Act. They are vital to our nation’s strength, especially now when tens of thousands of them are currently working as essential front-line personnel fighting COVID-19."

To contact your members of the U.S. Senate and urge them to support the Dream Act, please visit the TESOL Advocacy Action Center today! 

Download a copy of the full letter here. 

Download a copy of the ad that was placed in the New York Times here