Senator LeMieux, Co-Sponsor the DREAM Act (S.729)
Targeting: Senator George LeMieux
The Federal Dream Act:
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“Hi my name is __________ and I am calling to tell the Senator to throw his support behind S.729 the Dream Act. As a supporter and/or Florida resident I want the Senator to know that several institutions of higher education across the state of Florida support the Dream Act and it is time to put students interests first, stop putting dreams on hold! Please support the Dream Act!”
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To Senator LeMieux:
As your constituent, I write to ask you to co-sponsor the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act, which was introduced in the Senate and House on March 26 as S.729.
The DREAM Act is a bipartisan proposal, which would create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of young students who were brought to the United States years ago as children. These children have grown up in our communities and include honor roll students, star athletes, talented artists, homecoming queens, and aspiring teachers, doctors, and U.S. soldiers.
Even though they were brought to the U.S. years ago as children, they face unique barriers to higher education, are unable to work legally in the U.S., and often live in constant fear of detection by immigration authorities. Our immigration law currently has no mechanism to consider the special equities and circumstances of such students. The DREAM Act would eliminate this flaw.
By enacting the DREAM Act, Congress would legally recognize what is de facto true: these young people belong here. If Congress fails to act this year, another entire class (5,000 yearly in the state of Florida) of outstanding, law-abiding high school students will graduate without being able to plan for the future, and some will be removed from their homes to countries they barely know. This tragedy will cause America to lose a vital asset: an educated class of promising immigrant students who have demonstrated a commitment to hard work and a strong desire to be contributing members of our society.
A more educated workforce, which contributes to our tax base, is precisely the economic stimulus the state of Florida needs.
To my understanding several representatives from the state of Florida have visited your offices in support of said proposal, similarly, three major universities within the state of Florida have also passed resolutions to voice out their support. At your request, we can provide you with materials that explain the benefits that the DREAM Act would have on the Sunshine State. Governor Crist himself met with several DREAM Act students who are walking the 1,500 miles to Washington, DC, and he expressed to them his belief in the importance of this piece of legislation.
I urge you to cosponsor the DREAM Act by contacting Senators Richard Durbin or Richard Lugar in the Senate and pledging your support just as your predecessor, Senator Mel Martinez once did.