Commentary: Congressional action to protect DACA recipients needed now

This op-ed was written by Louis Caldera co-founder, senior advisor, and Steering Committee member of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration is urging the passing of bipartisan legislation before the end of this year to provide permanent protections for DACA recipients and other Dreamers. At a time of labor shortages, inflation, and diminished economic growth, we need the talents of the Dreamer workforce.

Higher education leaders see Dreamers’ immense contributions to our campuses and communities. Many of them have gone on to become highly valued employees, homeowners, military members, faith leaders, and founders of thriving businesses. They inspire us by what they have overcome and the promise they hold to make our communities and nation stronger.

Read the full article from Traverse City Record Eagle here.