STATEMENT FROM MILDRED GARCÍA, ED.D., ON THE AMERICAN DREAM AND PROMISE ACT OF 2019

“We are pleased that the House of Representatives has passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This legislation would provide more than 2 million undocumented young people with legal status and a pathway to citizenship, ending the longstanding, unacceptable legal uncertainty they have had to endure. These individuals, known as Dreamers, came into the country because of the actions of their parents and many know America to be their only home. They contribute to economic vitality and community well-being, which has led business leaders and a clear majority of Americans to support these provisions. AASCU will continue to stand with Dreamers and calls on Senate leaders to act on this bill without delay.”

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The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All.