WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI welcomed the introduction of the Development, Relief, and Education for Immigrant Minors (DREAM) Act by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), which would provide a permanent legislative solution to protect Dreamers.
“It’s well past time that the U.S. provide legal certainty to the millions of Dreamers who are among our friends, neighbors, and colleagues all across America,” said ITI’s Karolina Filipiak, Senior Director for Government Affairs. “We’re grateful to Senators Durbin and Graham for re-introducing the bipartisan DREAM Act, and for their persistence in helping to ensure that these men and women can continue to contribute to their communities and the U.S. economy. ITI and our members are dedicated to working with the U.S. Congress, and all stakeholders to pass this bill and provide a permanent legislative solution protecting Dreamers.”
In a recent policy memo for the Biden-Harris Administration, ITI called on Congress to ensure a robust U.S. tech workforce, in part through meaningful legislative immigration reform, as a means of ensuring that the U.S. workforce continues to be globally competitive.