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You can support Loyola’s undocumented students by signing letters to your own member of Congress and asking them to pass the Dream Act.

Look for Dream Act Tables:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • Health Sciences Campus | Cuneo Center Atrium | 7AM - 5PM

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • Health Sciences Campus | Outside Cuneo Center doors| 7AM - 5PM
  • Lake Shore Campus | Damen Student Center & Information Commons | 10AM - 8PM
  •  Water Tower Campus | Schreiber Center | 10AM - 6PM

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • Lake Shore Campus | Damen Student Center & Information Commons | 10AM - 4PM
  • Water Tower Campus | Schreiber Center | 10AM - 4PM

The Dream Act of 2017:  S. 1615 and H.R. 3440

What does the Dream Act of 2017 do?

In July, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Dream Act of 2017. If passed, this bi-partisan legislation would:

  • Grant current DACA beneficiaries permanent resident status on a conditional basis, and allow TPS beneficiaries, people without lawful immigration status, and people with final orders of removal the opportunity to apply for it.
  • Permit a conditional permanent resident (CPR) to obtain lawful permanent resident (LPR) status (sometimes referred to as getting a “green card”) if they go to college, have worked for a certain amount of time, or served in the U.S. military, and meet other requirements.
  • Provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship. A person would have to be a CPR for 8 years before they could become eligible to apply for LPR status, and after about 5 years as an LPR, they could apply for U.S. citizenship.
  • Stay (stop) the removal proceedings of anyone who meets Dream Act requirements as well as young people over 5 years of age who are enrolled in elementary or secondary school.
  • Improve college affordability for undocumented youth and other immigrants by giving states the ability to provide access to in-state tuition, or state financial aid programs like MAP Grants.

Why is Loyola supporting the Dream Act of 2017?

As a Jesuit Catholic institution, Loyola University Chicago firmly believes in the dignity of each person and in the promotion of social justice. The Loyola students and other undocumented immigrants who would benefit from the Dream Act were brought here as children, and now represent a wealth of talent who are woven into the fabric of our communities. The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are among the many organizations who join Loyola in support.

What can I do to help pass the Dream Act?

The most important and effective thing you can do is to contact your own Members of the U.S House and Senate, and urge them to pass the Dream Act of 2017.

To find your Congressperson, go to: https://www.house.gov/htbin/findrep. For a list of U.S. Senators by State, please go to http://www.senate.gov/states/, and click on your home state.

What if I oppose the Dream Act?

Loyola University Chicago encourages everyone to contact their Members of Congress and express their opinion on the legislation, whether you support or oppose it.

Where can I find more information?

Loyola’s Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs department provides resources for Loyola’s undocumented students. Please visit http://www.luc.edu/diversity/resources/undocumentedstudentresources/.

For more information about Loyola’s advocacy for the Dream Act of 2017, please contact Phil Hale, Loyola’s Vice President for Government Affairs at phale@luc.edu.

Loyola’s Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs department provides resources for Loyola’s undocumented students. Please visit http://www.luc.edu/diversity/resources/undocumentedstudentresources/.

For more information about Loyola’s advocacy for the Dream Act of 2017, please contact Phil Hale, Loyola’s Vice President for Government Affairs at phale@luc.edu.

Date:
Friday, October 13, 2017
Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Location:
IC First Floor
Campus:
Lake Shore

Event Organizer

Laura Berfield