Published: September 2017

Fighting for DACA and DREAMers’ access to higher education

64 higher education and consumer advocacy organizations call upon Congress to take up and pass the Dream Act to protect and allow hundreds of thousands of DREAMers to take part in our society and economy.

For many DACA recipients, America is the only country they’ve ever known. DACA has benefited communities, schools and colleges—but most importantly, this program has helped students by giving them the chance to attain a higher education so they can build a better future for themselves, their families and the country they love, all while contributing to the U.S. economy.

Lead Organization

The Education Trust

Other Organizations

10,000 Degrees | Achieve Atlanta | Active Advocacy Coalition | Advocates for Youth | Alliance for Youth Action | The American Association of State Colleges and Universities | American Association of University Women (AAUW) | American Federation of Teachers | AVID Center | Cal State Student Association | The Campaign for College Opportunity | Center for American Progress | Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) | Chicago Urban League | College Bound St. Louis | College Forward | College Now Greater Cleveland | College Possible | CollegeTracks | Consumer Action | Council for Opportunity in Education | Democrats for Education Reform | Denver Scholarship Foundation | Education Opens Doors | The Education Trust | Excelencia in Education | First Graduate | Generation Progress | Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce HCM Strategists | Higher Ed, Not Debt | Higher Learning Advocates | iMentor | Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) | Jobs for the Future | Kids in Common, a program of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Latino U College Access | League of United Latin American Citizens | Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce | Los Angeles Community College District | Metropolitan State University Denver | NAACP | National Association for College Admission Counseling | National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators | New America Education Policy Program | OneGoal | One Wisconsin Now | PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts) Roosevelt Network | The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis | Silicon Valley Leadership Group | Southern California College Access Network | St. Louis Graduates | Student Debt Crisis | Students for Education Reform Teach For America | Tennessee College Access and Success Network | The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) | uAspire | United States Student Association (USSA) | University of California Student Association | Wyman Center | Yes We Must Coalition | Young Invincibles

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Click here to read the coalition letter in full.

For more information, visit The Education Trust's website.

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