The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) Urges Congress to Act on DACA, Providing a Path to Citizenship for DREAMers

SAN DIEGO—October 11, 2022—The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) is disappointed in last Wednesday’s ruling by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy as unlawful. Although the program remains in effect, its longevity and protections for DREAMers are at risk.

America’s population is getting older and its labor force participation rate is getting smaller. These factors are contributing to inflation, supply chain disruptions, and housing shortages. DACA recipients are young, vibrant members of our workforce and have already contributed billions of dollars to our economy.

Notwithstanding the circuit court’s decision, DACA was never intended to be a permanent solution. NAHREP therefore calls on Congress to end the uncertainty and act with urgency to provide a path to citizenship for these DREAMers, for the honor of our nation and economic wellbeing of our communities.

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®), a nonprofit 501(c)6 trade association, is dedicated to advancing sustainable homeownership for the Hispanic community in America. NAHREP has a network of over 40,000 real estate professionals and 100 local chapters nationwide, hosting several national events per year and publishing multiple industry cornerstone reports annually and multimedia content. Join us in advocating for policies that grow sustainable Latino homeownership, read our 2022 policy priorities here. See the NAHREP Hispanic Homeownership by Congressional District Tool which measures Hispanic homeownership by U.S. congressional district, allowing constituents, advocates, policymakers, and lending and housing professionals to evaluate district performance at a glance.

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