Latino Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, Memphis Theological Seminary, LeMoyne-Owen College and Southwest Tennessee Community College will host “The future of DACA, an analysis and panel discussion about the Dream Act” at the Halloran Centre from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m on Wednesday, November 15. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm in the lobby and the event will start at 6 pm.
As Americans, we prize diversity and inclusion in our universities, churches, workplaces, and communities. After the rescission of DACA, 800,000 recipients will be unable to work in their desired professions regardless of whether they obtained all the necessary training and will be at risk of deportation. There is a way to stand with DACA recipients. The clean version of the Dream Act of 2017 demonstrates a commitment not only to our values of diversity and inclusion as Americans but as our commitment as a country to provide others the opportunity to fulfill their American Dream.
Memphis’ higher education community is coming together to support these young people and sign a letter asking Tennessee congressmen and senators to support the clean version of the Dream Act of 2017.
Jeanne Batalova, Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a D.C. based independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide will discuss the different versions of the Dream Act and present MPI’s comparative study, which offers detailed estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries by age, education levels, gender, state of residence, and likelihood of gaining legalization as well as the impact it could have if approved.
Aside from an analysis of the Dream Act, there will be a panel discussion and Q & A with local leaders, immigration advocates, and a local DREAMer.
Passing a clean version of the Dream Act of 2017 would empower these young people to further contribute to our communities and nation as citizens of the country they call home.
Join us and stand with us to defend our immigrant community.
Questions? Contact Marcos Villa at email@example.com or 901.671.8358.