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The President then “challenged” Congress to provide a fix to the problem he created by ending DACA — and that fix is thenational Dream Act. The Dream Act offers a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
Ending DACA is contrary to core Texas values and bad for the Texas economy. DACA studentspay tuition at state colleges and universities, work for Texas businesses, and contribute to their communities. They long to give back to Texas and our country, which for most is the only home they have ever known.
The independent Congressional Budget Office recently issued an analysis of the Dream Act. At CPPP, we analyzedwhat’s at stake for the Texas economywith these federal proposals.Passing the national Dream Act would result in an annual increase of state and local revenue in Texas of $54 million.
Texas Dreamers push our economy forward with their skills and ideas. We need to adjust our policies to embrace their energy.
The national Dream Act would make it possible for these young immigrants to continue with what they’ve learned in our schools, work to realize their full potential, and contribute fully to Texas communities and to the local economy.
Read our full report on the national Dream Acthere.
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