MORE2 Supports the DREAM Act

Airick West at DREAM Act rally

Airick West at DREAM Act rally

Members and friends of MORE2 rallied in front of Senator McCaskill’s Westport office Monday, Nov 29 to push for passage of the DREAM Act.  Coverage was broadcast on the local FOX affiliate, WDAF.

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MORE² Position on DREAM Act (adopted May 2009)The Board of MORE² endorses the DREAM act.

· We believe that we must act on our values to preserve a vital asset: an educated group of promising immigrant students who have demonstrated a commitment to hard work and a strong desire to be contributing members of our society.

· We believe that this legislation, which provides a path to U.S. citizenship for hardworking and talented immigrant students who have been raised in the U.S., is critical to improving the pipeline from high school to college and providing meaningful employment.

· We believe that punishing students indefinitely and irremediably for decisions made by adults many years ago stands in sharp contrast to American ideals.   With the DREAM Act, Congress would legally recognize what is de facto true:  these young people belong here.

What you can do:

Senate 1-866-996-5161: this line will forward your call to your local Senator depending on your area code.  Call your senator and ask them to vote “Yes” for the DREAM Act when it comes up for a vote.  Use the bullet points above if you wish.

Senado 1-866-961-4293: Esta linea lo conectara con su senador.  Cuando sea conectado pídale a su senador que vote a favor de la Legislación DREAM Act.

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