DACA is not only morally sound, it's fiscally responsible.
Nearly 1 million DREAMERS are living, working, and paying taxes in our country. Ending DACA and deporting Dreamers will cost taxpayers $60 billion. It will reduce economic growth by $280 billion, and cost us $19.9 billion in Social Security revenue over the next ten years. Dreamers contribute billions to Social Security, yet aren't eligible to receive any SS benefits. They are literally helping to fund the retirement of millions of Americans.
DACA recipients are home owners. They build business that employ native-born Americans. Most were brought here as children, and most only know America as their home. They are the American dream, and we call on Congress to immediately pass the DREAM Act of 2017 to create a pathway to citizenship for these hardworking Americans.
Thank you to Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates,Long Island DREAM Act Coalition, NYCLU - Nassau County Chapter, Long Island Federation of Labor, afl-cio for organizing yesterday's march!