The United States Student Association (USSA), the nation’s oldest and largest student organization, applauds the AFL-CIO for its decision to call on Congress to pass the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act as a down payment on comprehensive immigration reform.
“USSA stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement as we urge Congress to open the college doors to thousands of the nation’s best and brightest undocumented students,” said USSA President Lindsay McCluskey. “Access to higher education is a fundamental right and is being violated by our current education and immigration laws. Passage of the DREAM Act will lead to and strengthen comprehensive immigration reform that will move our country closer to a truly just society.”
At USSA’s 63rd annual National Student Congress, delegates representing over 4 million students nationwide, voted to continue the near decade long campaign of the organization to help pass the DREAM Act. The student delegates articulated the need to pass the DREAM Act now as a stand alone bill to make a “down payment” on comprehensive immigration reform.