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Futures in Jeopardy, ‘Dreamers’ Get Backing of Big Names and Businesses

Futures in Jeopardy, ‘Dreamers’ Get Backing of Big Names and Businesses

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Laurene Powell Jobs in September. Her organization, Emerson Collective, has financed a campaign for legislation benefiting young undocumented immigrants. HOUSTON — Before Thanksgiving, Busy Philipps, an actress with a large following among millennial moms, urged her fans to bring up a “really important topic” at the holiday dinner table.

“Dreamers,” she said as she plopped food on her plate, in a video viewed 1.7 million times on Facebook. “Remember to call your member of Congress and tell them to pass that Dream Act, and encourage your family members to do the same.”

IBM is parading young immigrant employees through the halls of Congress. Television commercials are running in key districts. On Tuesday, evangelical Christians supporting the immigrants were arrested after demonstrating outside the office of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan.

Years of protests and lobbying by immigrants persuaded President Barack Obama in 2012 to create Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , or […]

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