Holland Children's Movement joins more than 320 advocacy organizations in a letter to Congress supporting the bipartisan #DreamAct.
Over 3,300 DACA recipients live in Nebraska. They are our students, neighbors, coworkers, and community members. The bipartisan Dream Act is common-sense legislation that will provide a permanent solution for these and many more young Dreamers, ensuring their wellbeing and future success as well as the success of Nebraska.
At Holland Children’s Movement, our vision is for Nebraska to become the national beacon in economic security and opportunity for all children and families. Through grassroots advocacy and state legislative leadership, Nebraska has taken steps to support DACA recipients:
- In 2015, LB 623 provided that DACA recipients could access driver’s licenses in Nebraska.The bill was introduced by Senator Jeremy Nordquist and prioritized by Senator John McCollister. State Senators voted to override the Governor’s veto of LB 623 and make it law.
- In 2016, LB 947 provided that DACA recipients could obtain professional licenses in Nebraska.The bill was introduced by Senator Heath Mello and prioritized by Senator Matt Hansen. State Senators voted to override the Governor’s veto of LB 947 and make it law.
- In 2017, LR 26 affirmed that the Nebraska Legislature is opposed to any federal action that would rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The resolution was introduced by Senator Tony Vargas and passed.
Here is the list of Nebraska organizations who signed a powerful letter, signaling our support for #Dreamers in Nebraska:
- ACLU of Nebraska
- Black Men United
- Compassion in Action, Inc.
- Early Childhood Services
- First Five Nebraska
- Food Bank of Lincoln
- Heartland Workers Center
- Holland Children’s Movement
- Latino Center of the Midlands
- Nebraska Appleseed
- League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha
- League of Women Voters of Lincoln and Lancaster County
- League of Women Voters of Nebraska
- Nebraska Youth Advocates
- OneWorld Community Health Centers
- Unity in Action
- Voices for Children in Nebraska
You can read the full letter here.