Diverse Faith Groups Urge Passage of the Dream Act of 2017
November 14th, 2017
Members of the Washington Interfaith Staff Community (WISC) recently embarked on a letter-writing campaign as part of Praying With Dreamers week. Over 40 national faith-based organizations wrote letters to Members of Congress on behalf of their congregations and in support of the Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615/H.R. 3440). The Dream Act of 2017 will protect about 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought here as children from being deported. These young people had been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program set up by President Obama in 2012. The Trump Administration announced in September 2017 it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
Fifty letters were sent to Members of Congress (10 per day) between Oct 29-Nov 3, 2017. Click here to read OMI JPIC’s letter.