Do you have students or others you know who will be directly affected by the Dream Act? If so, please take a minute to send this postcard to Congress, urging lawmakers to pass a clean Dream Act to protect those who have built a life here.
The act will affect nearly 800,000 people, including 20,000 educators, nationwide.
On Sept. 5, President Trump decided to end the DACA program, which has allowed some people who came to the country illegally as children to apply for permits to allow them to work and stay in the country.
Research shows that DACA increased the wages and labor force participation of DACA-eligible immigrants, and reduced the number of unauthorized immigrant households living in poverty. Studies have shown that DACA increased the mental health outcomes for DACA-eligible immigrants and their children. There are no known major adverse impacts from DACA on native-born workers’ employment while most economists say that DACA benefits the U.S. economy.
The butterfly on the postcard has become the symbol of the beauty of migration and signify transformation and freedom.
On Oct. 25, NEA and partners will bring the postcards to Congress. NEA will also be highlighting the numbers of messages sent by each state at the event.
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