Dear Illinois Congressional Delegation,
We, as faith leaders, write to respectfully urge you to support and co-sponsor a clean DREAM Act to protect DREAMers from deportation. In less than five months, DACA will end and close to 800,000 DACA recipients will lose their work permits and become vulnerable to deportations - unless Congress legislates and passes a clean DREAM Act.
Illinois is home to 42,000 DACA recipients; they are our friends, our neighbors, we worship among them, they are our brothers and sisters, and we are their keepers. Our faiths unambiguously command us to defend the dignity of human beings: of immigrants, of refugees and of all vulnerable populations. As faith leaders, we commit to struggle alongside them and defend them. As legislators we call on you to do the same.
Your leadership is needed now more than ever, and we are ready to work with you. Support and co-sponsor the DREAM Act to keep 800,000 DACA recipients among us.