Dream for All Campaign
Enact Just and Compassionate Comprehensive Immigration Reform!
Gamaliel’s ‘Dream for All’ Campaign is mobilizing faith, labor, and community leaders to call on President Obama and Congress to enact fair and compassionate comprehensive reform immediately, incorporating the following principles:
- Create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people in this country now;
- Prioritize healthy families and communities, instead of border security and punishment;
- Immediately halt deportations and workplace raids;
- Reunify families by undoing the 10 year ban faced by over 400,000 broken families every year as a result of the Secure Communities program;
- Protect civil, labor, and human rights of all immigrants;
- Provide access to healthcare, social services, and due process for all immigrants;
- Spouses and children of US citizens, “Deferred Action” applicants, undocumented parents of US-born children, and individuals with Temporary Protection Status (TPS), should be eligible for an expedited path to citizenship.
The signatories of this petition are calling for swift action, a departure from politics-as-usual, and leadership in enacting just and compassionate comprehensive immigration reform, incorporating the above principles.
The Campaign was launched in February 2013 in 15 states across the U.S. with press actions, prayer vigils and meetings with Members of Congress. In Chicago, IL, Gamaliel of Metro Chicago (GMC) held a press conference in Pilsen with clergy and community residents. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students gathered to share their stories and demand President Barack Obama keep his promise to act now on comprehensive immigration reform.
Our strategic nationally coordinated campaign, “Dream for All” includes:
- In-district State and Congressional Senatorial visits
- “Prayer Vigils” in front of Members of Congress
- Leadership training to be effective advocates when we take our efforts to Washington DC
Continue civic engagement efforts through our citizenship and Deferred Action for Early Arrivals (DACA) workshops