October 26, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: COALITION OF BUSINESSES, TRADE GROUPS, AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS JOIN FORCE TO PROTECT DREAMERS



WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2017—Today, more than 60 companies, businesses, trade organizations, and advocacy groups launched a coordinated effort to push for “bipartisan legislation that gives Dreamers a permanent solution this year.”

The Coalition for the American Dream was launched in response to the Trump administration ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last September. It is comprised of influential companies and organizations like Facebook, Google, IBM, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Microsoft, among many others.

The Niskanen Center is one of just six advocacy organizations participating in the coalition, and we are honored to join forces with such a dynamic group of partners to continue to urge lawmakers to support legislation that provides a permanent pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.

“Both basic human decency and an enlightened interest in our own national well being demands that we act to keep Dreamers from deportation and a continued life in the shadows of our society,” said Jerry Taylor, President of the Niskanen Center. That sentiment was echoed by CEOs, Presidents, and leaders in the Coalition.

The Niskanen Center looks forward to working with lawmakers to continue promoting sensible, legal reforms to protect this valuable group of individuals.

The Niskanen Center is a 501(c)(3) advocacy organization established in 2014 that works to change public policy through direct engagement in the policymaking process.

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