UFW Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres and United Farm Workers President Teresa Romero responded to introduction of the Dream Act legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for nearly two million undocumented immigrants by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC).
“The introduction of the Dream Act today is an important step towards justice,” said UFW Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres. “It is urgent that Congress pass the Dream Act and act quickly to enact meaningful immigration reform that legalizes farm workers, TPS holders and millions of undocumented immigrants who are the foundation of our vibrant communities and robust economies.”
“The bipartisan Dream Act introduced today brings us a step closer to providing relief from deportation for millions of our community’s families,” said United Farm Workers President Teresa Romero. “Our families cannot wait any longer. Congress has the responsibility to provide stability for some 11 million undocumented individuals who desperately need protection from deportation, including farm workers, Dreamers and TPS holders. We remain committed to fighting for citizenship for those who contribute so much to our economy and nation, and we urge Congress to do the same.”