Last September, Donald Trump eliminated the DACA program for NO reason, putting the lives of 800,000 recipients and their families on the line. Since then, the administration has continued to take drastic measures to vilify immigrants (both documented and undocumented), spread misleading and false information, and propose a hardline immigration plan that holds Dreamers hostage to further his hateful agenda.
While immigration is a complicated issue, it is unacceptable to use the lives of our undocumented family and community members as a bargaining chip for political gains. Across the country on February 7 (and globally with our help), Americans from all walks of life will join the National Day of Action for a Dream Act Now, calling on Congress to pass a clean Dream Act, with no concessions to Trump’s unnecessary demands.
This week's Tiny Action: Call your Senators and your Representative and demand Congress pass a clean DACA bill NOW.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I vote in [STATE/ZIP]. I’m today to ask Senator/Representative [NAME] to support a clean Dream Act and reject Trump’s demands to include massive, unnecessary spending on border security to the bill. It is unfair and immoral to use the lives of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients as bargaining chips to score political gains.
This is not about partisanship; it’s simply the right thing to do. Nearly 19,000 Dreamers have already lost their protections since Trump terminated DACA, and that number is growing every day. While this emergency was created by Trump, Congress is just as responsible for failing to address it.
Furthermore, the attempts by the White House and complicit members of Congress to discredit the FBI and the intelligence community is not something that I will tolerate, and I will be watching closely to see if the Senator/Representative takes an active role in stopping this blatant obstruction of justice and stands up for the American people, or if s/he will be complicit.
We must see a clean Dream Act now, before the lives and families of even more Americans are destroyed. Thank you.
POLL: “A vast 87 percent [of Americans] support the DACA immigration program that Trump ended”
- McCain, Coons push bipartisan immigration deal despite WH rejection
Trump: I’d ‘love to see a shutdown’ if Congress can’t get immigration deal
'The civil rights issue of our time': how Dreamers came to dominate US politics
Trump chief of staff: immigrants who didn’t apply for DACA were 'too lazy to get off their asses'
- Detention of DACA-eligible recipient at traffic court reveals that the March 5 deadline is bogus
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