DREAM Policy Table

DREAM Policy Table


About the DREAM Policy Table

Mission

The DREAM Policy Table is a coalition composed of 100+ national immigrant and refugee rights, education, religious, child welfare, civil rights, and labor organizations working to win passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to develop and coordinate plans of action.

The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation that addresses the tragedy of young people who grew up in the United States and have graduated from our high schools, but whose future is circumscribed by our current immigration laws. Under current law, these young people generally derive their immigration status solely from their parents, and if their parents are undocumented or in immigration limbo, most have no mechanism to obtain legal residency, even if they have lived most of their lives here in the U.S. The DREAM Act would provide such a mechanism for those who are able to meet certain conditions.

More information about the DREAM Act is available here. More information about the coalition’s immigration reform principles is available here.

Coalition Members

  • ADA Consulting
  • Advancing Equality
  • AFL-CIO
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Council on Education
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Immigration Council
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Progress
  • Americans for Immigrant Justice
  • America’s Voice
  • Amnesty International
  • Asian Law Caucus
  • Asian Pacific American Legal Center
  • Center for Community Change
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • College Board
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Farmworker Justice
  • First Focus Campaign for Children
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church
  • Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Hispanic Federation
  • Immigrant Freedom Network
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA)
  • Laureate Education, Inc.
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Legal Momentum
  • Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Mary House
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
  • National Council of La Raza
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network
  • National Education Association
  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • National Immigration Forum
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Korean American Service and Education Consortium
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • New Democrat Network
  • Oregon Student Association
  • People Improving Communities through Organizing
  • Pomona College
  • Presente.org
  • The Raben Group
  • Realize Ink
  • Religious Action Center
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Sojourners
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc
  • Trail of Dreams
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • United States Student Association
  • United We Dream
  • University of California, Washington Center
  • University of California, Santa Barbara

IMMIGRATION REFORM

Immigration Reform Principles. The DREAM Policy Table believes that there needs to be strong bipartisan legislation that addresses the tragedy of young people who grew up in the U.S. and graduated from our high schools but whose future is circumscribed by our current immigration laws. To fully address the needs of DREAMers and their families, immigration reform must provide a path to U.S. citizenship for the parents and families of DREAMers and include a DREAM provision that includes these principles… (read more).

Letter to Representatives about Immigration Reform. We are united in support of immigration reform that protects & promotes the interests of dreamers, their families, and their communities. (7/29/13, PDF)