Support for DREAM Act of 2011

5/31/2011
Letters to Congress

​​ May 31, 2011


Sent via Electronic Mail

The Honorable Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate 309
Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Durbin,

On behalf of the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP), I am writing to express ACIP’s support for your recent re-introduction of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011, S. 952 (The DREAM Act). The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) is a leading voice and resource for employers working worldwide to advance employment-based immigration of highly educated professionals. Our members are companies, universities, research institutions and organizations throughout the world striving to ensure compliance with immigration policies so that they can employ the critical talent to remain competitive in the global economy. Since 1972, we have delivered to our members what no other organization can – a singular focus on providing employers with the knowledge, network and access needed to advance employment-based immigration of highly educated professionals. 

We applaud your efforts to ensure that we keep children raised in America working in America if they have the dream of furthering their education. Your bill not only ensures that America recognizes student achievement, but that we make a smart investment in those students who are dedicated to contributing to our country. ACIP believes it is essential to America’s global competitiveness that we remain the home of the world’s best minds. For that reason, ACIP is dedicated to strengthening education and training for American workers. Each year our members make millions of dollars in grants and other gifts to schools, colleges and education programs to help young people thrive in today’s global knowledge economy.  The DREAM Act helps U.S. employers realize some of their investments.   

We hope the DREAM Act is a step toward broader reforms in the immigration debate, where our members support a need to fix our employment based high-skilled immigration system by ensuring that bona-fide employers have access to highly-educated professionals from around the globe.  

 Sincerely,   


Rebecca K. Peters 
Director and Counsel for Legislative Affairs, ACIP
 
cc:    The Honorable Harry Reid      
         The Honorable Robert Menendez ​


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