Dreamers are, and continue to be, drivers of economic growth. They are lawyers, teachers, students, entrepreneurs and small-business owners who help grow our economy in their own way. In fact, 5% of all Dreamers and 8% of Dreamers over the age of 25 have started a business, outpacing the American average of 3.1%.
It is clear that in Michigan, and in our nation, the economic benefits of passing the Dream Act significantly outweigh the overwhelming cost of deportation. That is why we should pass the Dream Act and ensure dreamers are able to remain here as productive members of our communities.