February 4, 2021, MARYLAND — In response to the re-introduction of the Dream Act by Senator Richard Durbin, Alonzo Washington, Federal Policy Director of CASA, the Mid-Atlantic’s largest Latino and immigrant rights advocacy organization, issued the following statement.
“This bill was powerful when it was introduced 20 years ago, and it is just as powerful today. With Senator Durbin’s Dream Act re-introduction, we are all one step closer to safeguarding 2 million undocumented immigrants including current deferred action for childhood arrival (DACA) recipients, those eligible to apply for DACA, and other immigrant youth.
“Ultimately, however, Senator Durbin and the rest of Congress knows that what we need is a policy that includes all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. President Biden said it in his Day One immigration bill, and we have been saying it for years. We won’t stop fighting until DACA recipients, temporary protected status holders, and all other immigrants can live with all the rights and protection that citizenship has to offer.”
With over 100,000 members across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania, CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. Visit us at www.wearecasa.org and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall