ICYMI: American Dream and Promise Act Clears First Hurdle

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The US House of Representatives passed legislation last week that would allow undocumented students to remain in the country legally.

The American Dream and Promise Act would provide permanent legal protections and a path to citizenship for those commonly referred to as Dreamers. This legislation, which still needs to clear the Senate, would allow qualified undocumented students and others to remain in the US and pursue their education and careers without the threat of deportation.

“NACAC is pleased that the House passed HR 6, and we encourage the Senate to pass it as soon as possible,” Joyce Smith, the association’s CEO, said in a press release. “Hundreds of thousands of individuals have had their lives uprooted because of the administration’s effort to end DACA…This legislation is critical to ensure undocumented students have the stability and support they need to pursue their dreams.”

Read NACAC’s full statement and learn more about supporting undocumented students.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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