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Proud Act Presentation

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Proud Act Presentation

  1. 1. Office of Congressman Joe Baca presents:
  2. 2.  Karen Serrano, Congressional Representative  Karen.serrano@mail.house.gov  Rafael Trujillo, Congressional Representative  Rafael.trujillo@mail.house.gov  Office of Congressman Joe Baca 201 North “E” Street, Suite 102 San Bernardino, CA 92401 909-885-2222
  3. 3.  People Resolved to Obtain an Understanding of Democracy  The P.R.O.U.D. Act, introduced by Congressman Joe Baca, is included in Sec. 613 or page 629-630 of H.R. 4321 Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (Introduced in House) aka CIR ASAP
  4. 4.  Provides hope for the future  Changes Attitudes/Behaviors  Education  Tax-payers  Legal Residents  Undocumented Students  Families  Future families  Workforce  America  YOU!
  5. 5. NO Process or Pathway for CITIZENSHIP Undocumented Student Undocumented Parents
  6. 6. At 18, high school graduate can apply* Legal residency-> U.S. Citizenship Undocumented Student PROUD Undocumented Parents At 18, high school graduate can apply* Legal residency-> U.S. Citizenship Undocumented Student PROUD Legal Resident Parents *Note must have completed grades 6-12 in order to be eligible
  7. 7. At 18, high school graduate can apply* U.S. Citizenship Legal Resident Student PROUD Legal Resident Parents *Note must have completed grades 6-12 in order to be eligible
  8. 8.  Many children are brought to America at a very young age and are educated in our schools. They develop dreams to work or go to college, but their status bars them from doing so.  Many students have no avenue to obtain legal status.
  9. 9. Students who meet the details below will be eligible to apply for United States citizenship status, and pay a reduced fee:  must furnish official transcripts from a high school(s) and middle school(s)  must demonstrate that they have “completed curriculum that reflects knowledge of United States history, government and civics”
  10. 10.  graduated from high school  can show they are of “good moral character” for the past 6 years  must be between the ages of 18-25 on the date naturalization application is submitted.
  11. 11.  P.R.O.U.D. and D.R.E.A.M. are included in H.R. 4321 Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 a.k.a. CIR ASAP  It is important that we pass CIR ASAP with BOTH the DREAM Act and PROUD Act.
  12. 12.  Is it true the PROUD Act is trying to replace legislation that has already been introduced?  No, the PROUD Act addresses the increasing high school drop out rate by incentivizing students to be good students and citizens in order to obtain citizenship.
  13. 13.  Why are the age requirements so strict?  PROUD is a streamlined pathway to citizenship. Students that graduate with a high school diploma, have completed grades 6-12 in the U.S. and have good moral standing, can apply for citizenship once they turn 18.
  14. 14.  Why do we have PROUD when we have DREAM?  The bills compliment each other. This bill is NOT meant to overshadow the DREAM Act.  I support the DREAM Act, why should I support the PROUD Act?  You can support both. Together they cover thousands of students that would potentially be left out.
  15. 15.  LULAC, League of United Latin American Citizens  MANA, A National Latina Organization  HACU, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities  National Association of Hispanic Nurses  William C. Velasquez Institute  Colton Joint Unified School District  United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428  SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.  National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association  Hispanic College Fund  US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  Hispanic Institute  Hispanic Federation
  16. 16.  Create P.R.O.U.D. fan clubs  Create a P.R.O.U.D. Facebook Page  Collaborate with DREAMers  Educate your community about PROUD  Make buttons, shirts, etc.  Create informational flyers  Write letters to Editors of papers, magazines, etc.  Get involved and get the word out!
  17. 17.  THOMAS – Library of Congress, PROUD Act  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi- bin/bdquery/D?d111:25:./temp/~bdo8gh::|/bss/d11 1query.html|  PROUD Act Notes  http://www.facebook.com/BacaCA43  THOMAS – Library of Congress, DREAM Act  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi- bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.01751:  DreamAct2009.org  http://www.dreamact2009.org/index.html
  18. 18.  Karen Serrano, Congressional Representative  Karen.serrano@mail.house.gov  Rafael Trujillo, Congressional Representative  Rafael.trujillo@mail.house.gov  Office of Congressman Joe Baca 201 North “E” Street, Suite 102 San Bernardino, CA 92401 909-885-2222

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