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November 29, 2010
NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU calls on educators to urge Congress to pass the “DREAM Act”

“It’s now or never for the DREAM Act …or at least now or not for a very long time,” said Antonio R. Flores, president and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), in a communication issued on November 29 to member colleges, universities and school districts nationwide.

The communication comes at the beginning of the week that the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 (DREAM Act) is expected to be taken up by the U.S. Senate and subsequently by the House of Representatives.

HACU, a longstanding supporter of the DREAM Act, is among the organizations reaching out to supporters to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act. “We know that opponents of the DREAM Act are organizing a coordinated campaign to discredit this legislation as amnesty,” said Flores as he urged educators to send letters to Congress during this crucial week. “We must not forget the deserving students the passage of the DREAM Act will benefit.”

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is the lead organizer of the Act on the DREAM Coalition that is also calling for nationwide support for the DREAM Act. The Coalition represents a broad alliance of supporters urging Congress to pass the DREAM Act. More information is available at www.actonthedream.org.