Today, immigrant advocates held a teleconference to outline their agenda for President Obama's second term. Obama promised Wednesday he would pursue immigration reform as a priority. He failed to deliver in his first term
Here is the wish list of United We Dream:
- The design of a permanent policy that both provides citizenship and relief to 11 million undocumented people
- Continued efforts on the state and local level to assist and advocate for DREAMers and their families, including access to driver’s licenses and the granting of in-state tuition to all state residents regardless of citizenship status. This builds on the successful passage of in-state tuition for DREAMers in Maryland at the ballot box.
- Continued and effective implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), popularly known as “deferred action”. Currently, over 900,000 people stand to benefit from this historic program, and United We Dream’s efforts have been critical in helping over 100,000 people apply for deferred action.