The Sisters of Bon Secours USA joyfully celebrate the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to protect our nation’s 700,000 DREAMERS by ruling against an end to the DACA Program.
While we rejoice in this good news, we recognize that there is still work to be done to insure full protection for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented DACA recipients in our country. A year ago the House of Representatives successfully passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), which would provide DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship. In the Senate, however, neither H.R. 6 nor the Dream Act of 2019 (S.874), have been brought forward for a Senate vote.
During this COVID-19 pandemic tens of thousands of DACA recipients are essential workers who are protecting the health and safety of all people in our country. They are ensuring that children are being educated; food is being grown, packaged, cooked, shipped, and put on the shelves of grocery stores. 27,000 of these DACA recipients are health care practitioners. In this global pandemic, Congress must ensure that these Dreamers can continue their critical work here at home.
We promise our prayers for all Dreamers and their families as we add our voices, energy and advocacy in support of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) and the Dream Act of 2019 (S. 874).