Here to Stay: #DefendDACA, Protect Immigrants Today

September 5, 2017: This country was built and continues to be sustained by immigrant love and labor.

But today, the current administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, placing nearly 900,000 young immigrants, their families and loved ones, at risk, because of their commitment to a white nationalist agenda – that white supremacy be maintained at any human or economic cost. The administration has given Congress a six-month window to come up with a legislative fix. Our fight to protect immigrant safety, rights and dignity begins today and will continue every single day. We will not stand by while immigrants are torn from their families, their loved ones, and their lives. Every member of Congress must commit to protect immigrants.

Today:

  • Get to your nearest #DefendDACA rally TODAY to show your support: www.defenddaca.org. Visibility matters. We have to show a strong base of support for immigrants and it starts now.
  • Call your Senators and Representative:
    • Let them know that you are their constituent, you support DACA and will fight to protect it.
    • Ask them to support a legislative solution that will permanently protect DREAMers from deportation.
    • Ask them to commit to cosponsor the DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill which was re-introduced by Sens Dick Durban (D-IL) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC) in July.
  • Call your Representatives:
    • Let them know that you are their constituent, you support DACA, and will fight to protect it.
    • Ask that they support a legislative solution that will permanently protect DREAMers from deportation.
    • Ask them to support the House companion bill to the DREAM Act, filed in the House by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL, and Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-CA.
  • Learn about the expanded sanctuary movement using these great resources from Mijente so you can get more involved. Sanctuary spaces (campuses, cities, states, clinics) are those which refuse to cooperate with immigration enforcement.
  • Let immigrants know you have their back. Put out your own organizational statement and call to action. Check in with folks about how they’re feeling. We are in this together.

We love you. We will keep fighting and resisting together.

In sisterhood and solidarity,

Positive Women’s Network – USA

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