95% of DACA recipients are fully employed or enrolled in school. - Center for American Progress, Oct. 2016
8% of DACA recipients 25 years old or older have started businesses and are creating jobs, more than twice the national average. - Center for American Progress, Aug. 2017
65% of DACA recipients have purchased their first car and 16% have purchased a home. -Center for American Progress, Aug. 2017
DACA recipients are expected to add over $460,000,000,000 to our nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the next 10 years. - Center for American Progress, Aug. 2017
Almost all DACA recipients have passed a background check and many are serving in the United States Military. - USCIS
86% of Americans believe DACA recipients should be allowed to stay in the United States. -ABC News/Washington Post Poll, Sep. 2017
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"Today individuals brought to the United States years ago as minors by their parents and for no fault of their own are being threatened with deportation. These individuals have been raised in our country, love our country and for except for a piece of paper, are Americans.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the "The DREAM & Promise Act of 2019." This will DREAMers with conditional permanent resident alien status allowing them to live free of fear, attend college, drive and work lawfully in the United States. They will also have the opportunity to prove their worth and have the conditional status removed through service to our country and more.
For this reason, I proudly add my name as a supporter and ask that you vote for
"The DREAM and Promise Act of 2019!"