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APTR Urges Congress to Pass the Dream Act of 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019  
Posted by: Michelle Navarro
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APTR has joined 70 health professions organizations in urging legislative action by Senate leadership for individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other undocumented youth. The letter urges the Senate to pass either the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 or the Dream Act of 2019. These bills would ensure that members of the health care workforce approved for DACA and other undocumented young people are able to continue their employment, education, training, and research in the health professions. By providing a legal pathway to citizenship for undocumented Americans who came to the U.S. as children, Congress can help our country produce a diverse and culturally responsive health care workforce to meet the needs of underserved populations and promote health equity.

View the Signed Dream Act Health Professions Letter

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