DREAMers make our nation and economy strong

 

 

 

DREAMers can help us revitalize our companies and our economy

We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold DACA. As business leaders, we can continue this momentum by employing and retaining DREAMers with DACA, creating equitable opportunities for employment. This is a pivotal time for our country as we work to dismantle systemic racism.

 

 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.

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43,500 DACA recipients are essential workers in critical health care and social assistance professions -- many on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

85% of Americans believe that NOW is the time to give DREAMers the opportunity to stay in this country

 

Polls are consistent in finding that approximately 4 out of 5 Americans, including a strong majority of Democrats and Republicans, support DREAMers and DACA.

Let’s stand up for DREAMers and our nation together

As leaders of large and small businesses, we have an unprecedented opportunity. Working together with DREAMers, we can take more steps toward building a country that is equitable and prosperous for all. The time is now.

“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.”

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook Senior VP Deirdre O’Brien in Pro-DACA Amicus Brief

3 Steps Employers can take to make this DREAM come true

  1. Hire and retain DACA-mented DREAMers with work authorization who are ready – and legally able – to work and bring the skills we need to revitalize our economy and succeed.
  2. Share the success you have had with DREAMers in your workforce with your peers and network via LinkedIn and other social media platforms, e-newsletters, and direct outreach.
  3. Encourage other businesses to hire and retain DREAMers to help build a more equitable and prosperous company. 

 

Find out how to  help your company hire DREAMers today and spread the word, with this easy-to-use toolkit.  Download Toolkit.

“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