Thursday, December 9, 2010

Call Senators to Pass the DREAM Act Today!

From MALDEF:

ACTION ALERT: THE DREAM ACT - CALL YOUR SENATORS TO PASS THE DREAM ACT AND TUNE IN FOR THE VOTE
Call your two Senators TODAY and ask him or her to support the DREAM Act.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House passed the DREAM Act late on December 8, 2010, by a 216-to-198 vote. We are now in the final stretch. The U.S. Senate needs to hear from you as soon as possible, as Senate leaders are expected to take up the DREAM Act on December 9, 2010.
Please call your two Senators NOW.
Use this number: 1-888-254-5087 or 202-224-3121.
Briefly, the DREAM Act would give conditional legal status to immigrant young people who were brought here by their parents at a young age and who grew up here, went to school here, and now want to go to college or serve in our military. Simply put, they are American in every way except on paper. Passage of the DREAM Act by the Senate would put documentation all the more closer for many of these high-achieving and promising youth.
Why should your two Senators support the DREAM Act?
Because the public supports it -- 70%, according to a recent poll by First Focus.
Because the military needs it -- Secretary of Defense Bill Gates and Retired Gen. Colin Powell support the DREAM.
Because taxpayers deserve a return on their investment -- the Congressional Budget Office estimates the DREAM Act would reduce the deficit by $2.2 billion and UCLA estimates that successful DREAM Act-relief holders will generate $3.6 to $1.4 trillion of income (in current dollars) of the next four decades.
Call your two Senators TODAY and ask him or her to support the DREAM Act. Call 1-888-254-5087 or 202-224-3121.

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