DREAMers can help us revitalize our companies and our economy
While the Trump administration has tried to dismantle DACA – it remains in place and DACA holders are still able to renew their work authorizations. As business leaders, we can continue to employ and hire DREAMers with DACA as we strive for an equitable revitalization of our country.
DREAMers have the qualities employers seek: entrepreneurial, determined to succeed, and often bilingual.
As we join together to restart the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can rebuild our workforce with a committed, college-educated, and diverse talent pool of DREAMers who are legally able and ready to work.
Together, we can build a country that is equitable and prosperous for all.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown once again that DREAMers are essential to our country – working as health care providers, teachers, transportation, delivery and hospitality service providers, and more. As we look to our future, DREAMers with work authorizations are poised to help carry our country forward.
"As a result of being an immigrant and someone with DACA, I have been able to bring a motivated, hard working, and persistent mindset and attitude to the table."
Andrea Rodriguez Ramirez
Assistant Manager at Panera Bread and Entrepreneur
"Apple employs 443 Dreamers who come from more than 25 different countries on four continents. We did not hire them out of kindness or charity. We did it because Dreamers embody Apple’s innovation strategy."