DREAM Act focus of discussion in Whitewater
WHITEWATER The United Methodist Women are hosting a presentation and public discussion of immigration issues, including the DREAM Act and Deferred Action, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at First United Methodist Church, 145 S. Prairie St., in Whitewater.
The DREAM Act—which stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors—is a legislative proposal to provide conditional permanent residency to certain undocumented individuals of good moral character who graduate from U.S. high schools, arrived in the U.S. as minors, and lived in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill’s enactment. The presentation considers whether the DREAM Act offers America a chance to begin the process of rebuilding our broken immigration system, allows deserving students to contribute to the country they love, and drives the economic growth of our nation for the next generation. New developments and administration decisions on immigration issues also will be discussed.
For more information, call Elaine Frietsch at (262) 308-8752.