In an act of cruelty, the Trump Administration has sought to end the DACA program for non-citizen immigrants who came to this country as children. The action has thrown the lives and futures of 800,000 Dreamers and their families into disarray, and injected chaos and uncertainty into thousands of workplaces and communities across America.
In Washington alone, nearly 18,000 of our neighbors used their DACA status to give back to our country in innumerable ways: they are our doctors, soldiers, and students. Our neighbors, family, and friends.
While this is a hard time for the immigrant community and America as a whole, we will continue to fight. Years of courage, sacrifices, and organizing won the DACA program in 2012. Nothing will deter these Americans and our allies in Washington and across the country from continuing to fight on behalf of their futures, and the futures of all undocumented people.We encourage everyone to join the fight to protect Dreamers. There are three actions you can take today to fight this injustice:
Pass the Dream Act of 2017. Urge Congress to pass a clean, bipartisan Dream Act immediately by signing this letter. Call your Senators and Representatives to demand support for DACA recipients.
Show up. Check the People Power map regularly to find out about protests and rallies in your area. New events are added every week, so check back often.
Get the word out. For those whose DACA status will expire before March 5, 2018, it is critical that they renew their status. The deadline for renewal is October 5, 2017. Spread the word about Community Forums held by our partners WA Dream Coalition and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) happening this week across Washington on social media.”