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Ask Representatives to Support HR 4796, the USA Act of 2018, and HR 3440, the DREAM Act of 2017; AND Moving Legislation Forward to a Vote in the House
Protect Dreamers by Supporting the USA Act of 2018 and the DREAM Act of 2017
Ask Your Representatives to Protect Dreamers by (1) Supporting H.R. 4796, the USA Act of 2018, and H.R. 3440, the DREAM Act of 2017; AND (2) Moving Legislation Forward to a Vote in the House

Without a legislative solution, Dreamers' futures remain uncertain and they live in fear of deportation. Congress should take urgent action to protect these extraordinary young people.

H.R. 4796, the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act of 2018, was introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) in the House of Representatives and has more than 50 bipartisan co-sponsors. The USA Act would protect and provide Dreamers with a path to citizenship as long as they satisfy residency, age and education, military or employment requirements. Additionally, H.R. 4796 augments border security with the use of new technology, seeks to address root causes of migration from Central America, and increases staffing resources for immigration courts to carry out their work.

The U.S. Bishops support both the Dream Act and the USA Act.  The Dream Act remains the ideal legislative solution. And while the USA Act can still be improved upon, as written it is a compromise bill that provides a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers and offers proportionate border security measures. We are urging the House of Representatives to urgently move forward these pieces of legislation.
Send your letter in support for the USA Act and the Dream Act and urge legislative action today!
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Dear Representative:

As a person of faith, I believe in protecting the God-given dignity of every human being. Consequently, I urge you to work towards a solution for Dreamers and vote to advance the USA Act of 2018, H.R. 4796. This bill has strong bipartisan support and is a thoughtful, compassionate, and reasonable compromise that would protect Dreamers, improve border security, address root causes of migration from Central America's most violent countries, and provide immigration courts with the staffing they need. I also urge you to continue advancement of the Dream Act, H.R. 3440, a legislative measure protecting Dreamers that the U.S. Catholic Bishops have long supported. These items should be moved forward for debate and a vote as soon as possible.

As you work towards a legislative solution for Dreamers, I also ask you to remember the sanctity of families and vulnerability of unaccompanied immigrant children. Vulnerable children and asylum-seekers are people in critical need of protection; they are not "loopholes." Similarly, families are the backbone of our society and deserve to have the opportunity to reunify and grow together.

The Catholic community stands with you in supporting humane and common-sense legislative solutions for Dreamers, and we thank you for your work.

Sincerely,

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As a person of faith, I believe in protecting the God-given dignity of every human being. Consequently, I urge you to work towards a solution for Dreamers and vote to advance the USA Act of 2018, H.R. 4796. This bill has strong bipartisan support and is a thoughtful, compassionate, and reasonable compromise that would protect Dreamers, improve border security, address root causes of migration from Central America's most violent countries, and provide immigration courts with the staffing they need. I also urge you to continue advancement of the Dream Act, H.R. 3440, a legislative measure protecting Dreamers that the U.S. Catholic Bishops have long supported. These items should be moved forward for debate and a vote as soon as possible.

As you work towards a legislative solution for Dreamers, I also ask you to remember the sanctity of families and vulnerability of unaccompanied immigrant children. Vulnerable children and asylum-seekers are people in critical need of protection; they are not "loopholes." Similarly, families are the backbone of our society and deserve to have the opportunity to reunify and grow together.
The Catholic community stands with you in supporting humane and common-sense legislative solutions for Dreamers, and we thank you for your work.
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