Senate Resolution 104 - Introduced SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 104 BY McCOY A Resolution urging the United States Congress to enact 1 the Dream Act of 2017. 2 WHEREAS, on June 15, 2012, the United States 3 Department of Homeland Security announced that it would 4 not deport certain undocumented youth who came to the 5 United States as children and would grant them deferred 6 action on deportation proceedings, known as Deferred 7 Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); and 8 WHEREAS, according to United States Citizenship 9 and Immigration Services, 7,052 initial or renewed 10 applications have been received from Iowans, and 2,500 11 Iowans have received work authorization and protection 12 from deportation through the DACA program; and 13 WHEREAS, studies show that DACA recipients have 14 made and continue to make significant, positive 15 contributions to their communities and economies by 16 increasing tax revenue for states and localities, 17 starting their own businesses, earning higher wages, 18 participating more fully in the workforce and pursuing 19 educational opportunities that they previously could 20 not access; and 21 WHEREAS, on September 5, 2017, President Donald 22 Trump rescinded the DACA program effective March 5, 23 2018, and urged the United States Congress to enact a 24 legislative solution; and 25 WHEREAS, since President Trump rescinded the 26 DACA program, 122 people lose DACA status every day 27 according to the Center for American Progress; and 28 -1- LSB 5952XS (2) 87 je/rj 1/ 2
S.R. 104 WHEREAS, the Dream Act of 2017, S. 1615, a 1 bipartisan bill that would provide a direct path to 2 United States citizenship for DACA recipients who 3 qualify has been introduced in the United States 4 Senate, and polls have shown such policies are 5 supported by a majority of Americans; NOW THEREFORE, 6 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That the Iowa Senate 7 respectfully requests that the Iowa congressional 8 delegation work to enact the Dream Act of 2017 and 9 other inclusive, non-enforcement-based legislation that 10 will protect as many immigrants as possible; and 11 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the 12 Senate shall distribute copies of this resolution to 13 the members of the Iowa congressional delegation. 14 -2- LSB 5952XS (2) 87 je/rj 2/ 2