URGENT: TAKE ACTION NOW
Tell the White House & Congress that You OPPOSE Terminating DACA!
News sources are reporting that President Trump is considering terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This move would turn our nation’s back on immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. Terminating DACA would place the nearly 800,000 DREAMers whom the program allows to work and live legally in the United States at immediate risk of deportation. We need to call on our elected leaders TODAY to keep the DACA program intact!
CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS TODAY!
President Trump: (202) 456-1111 (please leave a message)
Your Senators and Representatives: (202) 224-3121*
*Please call this line 3 times to be connected with your 1 Representative and 2 Senators
Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [City, State]. I support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and strongly oppose any attempt to terminate it. DACA has nearly 800,000 young people the opportunity to pursue their dreams. I urge you to do everything in your power to protect DACA and stand in solidarity with immigrant youth.”
Also tell your Members of Congress to cosponsor The DREAM Act of 2017 (S.1615/H.R.3440), which would provide DREAMers a path to citizenship. DACA must remain in place until the DREAM Act passes, and there must be no gap between DACA ending and DREAM passing! Also, the DREAM Act must NOT be used as a political football to increase Trump’s deportation force and tear apart communities.
Please click here for a DACA faith toolkit and click here for more resources. Click here for additional resources on the economic impact of the DACA program. Faith communities across traditions have repeatedly demonstrated an unwavering commitment to immigrant youth and their families, advocating for the DREAM Act, writing letters and filing Amicus briefs in support of the DACA program, and calling on all elected leaders to champion policies that would create a path to citizenship for undocumented individuals in the United States.
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