Telephonic press briefing featuring higher education leaders, students, and elected officials to discuss the importance of the DREAM Act
Children of Immigrants
Expired event. For reference only.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
On September 21, Colleges, universities, education associations, and students groups will speak out to ask Congress to “Realize the DREAM” and pass the DREAM Act, legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented students who have been in the United States since childhood if they attend college or perform military service. A telephonic press briefing will be held at noon EST to discuss the importance of this vital education issue.
Telephonic press briefing featuring higher education leaders, students, and elected officials to discuss the importance of the DREAM Act for educators in America.
Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
Myrtle Dorsey, Chancellor, Baton Rouge Community College, and Chair-elect, American Association of Community Colleges
Carlos Rivera, DREAM student, University of Montana
Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center (moderator)
Call Time: 12 pm EST/11 am CST/10 am MST/9 am PST
To attend the telephonic briefing, please dial 800-895-1549 and ask for “Realize the DREAM.” *note: this call is for media only*
Recently introduced as an amendment to the Department of Defense authorization bill, the DREAM Act is currently awaiting a vote in the Senate. The bill has 39 co-sponsors.
“Realize the DREAM” is a national day of action to highlight the importance of the DREAM Act to the higher education community.