University leaders urge Senate to act quickly on newly introduced DREAM Act

An alliance of presidents of U.S. colleges and universities, including Catholic institutions, said the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2021 “represents the first step to restore certainty into the lives of young adults, students and other aspiring Americans who want nothing more than to be an integral part of the fabric of this country.”

“The last four years have been a time of tremendous adversity for the immigrant community, particularly in light of the multiple attempts to terminate DACA,” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, said Jose Magana-Salgado, speaking on behalf of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. He is the group’s director of policy and communications. “We urge the Senate to move forward as expeditiously as possible,” he said.

The alliance is made up of the presidents and other leaders at dozens of colleges and universities, including over 20 Catholic universities. Its mission is to increase “public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities” and to create “a welcoming environment for immigrant, undocumented and international students on our campuses.”

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