Coalition of Top Employers Commends Select of Alejandro Mayorkas to Lead Department of Homeland Security

November 30, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition for the American Dream issued the following statement today commending the forthcoming nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:

“The Coalition for the American Dream congratulates Alejandro Mayorkas on his impending nomination to be the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and commends President-elect Biden for choosing a leader with such extensive experience and expertise.

This important and welcomed selection by President-elect Biden signals his commitment to protecting Dreamers and we look forward to working with his administration on common sense proposals that will provide legal certainty for Dreamers and avoid significant disruptions to the American workforce and economy.

Alejandro Mayorkas has long been a respected voice and leader within the national security and U.S. business communities, has deep roots at the Department of Homeland Security, and served as the Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cyber Leadership Council.

As companies and associations, whose industries span the diverse breadth of the U.S. economy and are many of the country’s biggest job creators, we have made clear that urgent administrative and legislative action is needed to protect Dreamers. President-elect Biden’s decision to nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security is a crucial step in that direction.”

The Coalition for the American Dream includes more than 100 of the nation’s top businesses and trade associations and nearly every sector of the U.S. economy.

Coalition of Nation’s Top Employers Congratulates President-Elect Biden & Commends Commitment to Protecting Dreamers

November 16, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition for the American Dream issued the following statement today congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and calling on him to champion permanent protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients when he takes office in
January:

We congratulate President-elect Biden and commend his commitment to keep the full DACA program in place while supporting bi-partisan legislation to give Dreamers a pathway to citizenship. As a coalition that represents many of the country’s biggest job creators, we believe urgent administrative and legislative action is needed to protect these hardworking young people.

The U.S. is home to nearly 700,000 DACA recipients who have lived under a cloud of uncertainty for years. DACA recipients contribute billions in annual economic growth and federal, state, and local taxes, and play critical roles in the U.S. workforce, as employees, businessowners, and consumers. Nearly one-third of all DACA recipients are helping us combat COVID-19 and recover from this economic crisis on the front lines as essential workers.

Our Coalition looks forward to seeing greater protections for our DACA employees swiftly implemented while working with Members of Congress to help pass a permanent bipartisan legislative solution for Dreamers that will benefit U.S. businesses, communities, and the economy.

The Coalition for the American Dream includes more than 140 of the nation’s top businesses and trade associations and represents nearly every sector of the U.S. economy.

Coalition of Nation’s Top Employers Urge the Administration to Preserve the DACA Program

August 04, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition for the American Dream issued the following statement today regarding the Trump Administration’s recent announcement affecting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“The federal government should be focused first and foremost on rebuilding the U.S. economy and protecting communities from further harm. We are dismayed by the Administration’s recent actions limiting the DACA program and are increasingly concerned by indications they intend to end the program.

“The Administration should abandon efforts to rescind the program and immediately work with Congress to finally provide DACA recipients with permanent protections. We urge the Senate to take up bipartisan legislation, like the American Dream and Promise Act which passed the House last year.”

The Coalition for the American Dream includes more than 100 of the nation’s top businesses and trade associations and nearly every sector of the U.S. economy

July 11, 2020

Coalition for the American Dream Releases Letter Strongly Urging President Trump to Leave DACA Program In Place

Dear Mr. President:
The Coalition for the American Dream is an organization of business leaders supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and pursuing a bipartisan, permanent legislative solution for Dreamers. Our membership includes more than 140 employers and trade associations spanning a variety of U.S. industries, from retail to manufacturing to tech, that represent more than half of American private sector workers.

As large American employers and employer organizations, we strongly urge you to leave the DACA program in place. DACA recipients have been critical members of our workforce, industries, and communities for years now, and they have abided by the laws and regulations of our country in order to maintain their DACA status. Their work and commitment to our companies, their families and communities are critical to our nation’s strength, especially since there are tens of thousands of DACA recipients working as front line doctors and nurses and in other critical industries fighting COVID19. Moreover, poll after poll has shown that the overwhelming majority of Americans of all political backgrounds agree that we should protect DACA recipients from deportation.

This is no time to disrupt the economic recovery of our companies and communities, nor time to jeopardize the health and safety of these vulnerable individuals. We ask that you leave DACA in place and refrain from taking any additional administrative actions that would negatively impact the DACA program.

Respectfully,
The Coalition for the American Dream

Coalition of Nation’s Top Employers Applaud Supreme Court Decision Supporting Dreamers, Renew Call For Congressional Action

June 18 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition for the American Dream issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Today’s court ruling is beneficial not only for those protected under the DACA program, but for U.S. businesses and the broader economy. The United States is home to nearly 700,000 DACA recipients – young immigrants who came to this country as children. It has granted them
the ability to legally study and work in the U.S. since 2012, benefiting the program’s recipients and our entire nation in the process.”

“The Supreme Court made the correct decision today. The continuation of the DACA program means that program recipients, many of whom are critical U.S. employees, health care workers and business owners, who contribute to our nation’s health, economic growth, taxes, and overall
success, can remain doing just that.”

“As our nation responds to COVID-19, we need these hardworking individuals like the 27,000 front line healthcare workers protected under the DACA program and the many others who are supporting our fragile economy, now more than ever. Congress must use this momentum to
finally provide DACA recipients with permanent protections, to the benefit of U.S. businesses and the economy. The Administration should keep the program in place.”