Texans for Economic Growth Urges Legislative Action on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
by Charles Frantes on July 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Texans for Economic Growth is a bi-partisan coalition of over 100 Texas business leaders and organizations that have joined forces to encourage lawmakers at the state and federal levels to support economically beneficial immigration legislation. This open letter to Texas’ federal lawmakers was originally published on their website.
June 19, 2020
Texas Congressional Delegation
United States Capitol
Dear Senators and Congressmen:
Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled against the Administration’s move to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, affecting more than 109,000 young immigrants, their families, and our communities in Texas.
This welcome news offers relief to Dreamers who are serving crucial roles throughout our communities. Dreamers are integral community members, students, entrepreneurs, taxpayers, employees, job creators, and front line workers. In our fight against COVID-19, they are healthcare professionals, restaurateurs, and other essential workers.
One year ago this month Texans for Economic Growth, a Coalition of nearly 100 Texas business leaders and associations dedicated to recognizing and supporting the positive impact that immigrants have on the Texas economy, sent you a letter urging to support legislation giving permanent protections to Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. While the SCOTUS ruling allows for temporary relief for Dreamers, we know the fight is not over.
At a time when the future of our great state and our nation relies on our ability to work together for common-sense solutions, we once again implore Congress to pass a DREAM Act today before we see the unfathomable effects of turning our backs on these young Americans who not only drive economic growth, but are vital members of our communities.
Texans for Economic Growth