Friends Committee on National Legislation urges support of the Dream and Promise Act seeking an equitable society supported by policies that recognize the Light of God in each of us, no exceptions. Yet Congress has so far refused to reform the U.S. immigration system, leaving millions of immigrants in fear of family separation, deportation, and detention. Even though they came to this country as children and grew up in our communities, approximately 3 million Dreamers, including individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, have been forced to live in the shadows as the administration, courts, and Congress debate their fate. In 2019, the House passed the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) to create a path to legal status for many of these young people. Even though this legislation has broad support from members of Congress and 1,200 faith leaders, the Senate has failed to act.
Please email or call your senators to urge them to cosponsor H.R. 6 in the senate. To receive a telephone script or template for an email, contact Dot Mason.