As Obama said "This is about basic decency." My heart breaks for these young people who are contributing to our country and now have to live in fear. The DACA program protects 800,000 immigrant youth from deportation and gives them freedom to work and lives law abiding life. Today we reaffirm our solidarity with our DACA-mented, and DACA-eligible youth and their families, and pledge to do everything in our power to preserve their rights, protections, and opportunities.
Don't just like this post- take action to defend DACA and protect our immigrant communities.
What you can do TODAY:
1. Release a Statement. Declare that rolling back DACA is immoral and will harm our communities and nation.
2. Call on Congress. Drive calls to Congressional offices to do their job and pass a CLEAN Dream Act with no enforcement measures, or trades for other things that would harm our communities. Tell Congress to pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017 immediately to protect immigrant youth and do not jeopardize other immigrants. Please do so by calling the following number: 888-542-8298
3. Take to the streets! Join events, vigils, and other activities to support Dreamers on Tuesday Sept 5th. It is so important that our broad community stand united and show that this decision impacts all of us, and we will not stand for it. Go to www.DefendDACA.com to list an event you are organizing or find an event near you
4. Go to "We Are Here to Stay" ( http://weareheretostay.org/ ) to participate in a 48 hour response plan with coordinated messaging in English and Spanish, sample tweets, hashtags, slogans and more.
5. Call on your state and local officials to issue statements of support and resolutions to protect immigrant youth
#DefendDACA #HereToStay #UnitedWeDream #SURJ #HispanicFederation #Dreamers