“Current federal policies, like the rescinding of DACA, and the inability for this administration to pass legislation to protect Dreamers, obstruct our ability to create a diverse academic community.” - Evelyn Valdez-Ward
This week, we want to amplify the voices of Dreamers in the STEM community and celebrate their contributions to science. You may remember we wrote a piece about DACA in January. Today, undocumented students are facing heightened barriers and we want to find ways to support them. We ask you to watch and share the video of Evelyn Valdez-Ward’s speech at the March for Science DC or read it and share this post.
If you are a U.S. citizen, we ask that you pressure Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers. Call, email, or tweet your House Representative to ask them to sign the DACA discharge petition and ask them to support the DREAM Act.