From the National Indivisible Team – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has provided about 800,000 Americans who arrived in the U.S. as children the opportunity to live and work in our communities free from fear of deportation. Similarly, the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) program has given safe harbor to about 300,000 immigrants whose countries have suffered major catastrophes.
Tuesday, August 15th, is the five year anniversary of the first young immigrants being able to submit DACA applications. Under 45, DACA and TPS recipients could be ripped from their homes, with DACA facing a major threat as early as next month.
What you can do to help
These lives hang in the balance, and there are two ways to help.
First, on August 15 there will be actions all over the country. The one I found in California is a West Coast Caravan from the border to Washington state. I have asked the organizer to send me details and will share when I learn more. If you know of any other actions, please share.
Second, use constituent power to take the future of the DACAmented youth out of 45’s hands, by urging members of Congress to co-sponsor the bipartisan DREAM Act — S.1615 and H.R. 3591.
We will not stand by as nearly a million of our friends, neighbors, and co-workers fall into 45’s deportation machine. GREAT NEWS! Senators Feinstein and Harris are co-sponsors!
45 is relying on a vocal minority to push forward his anti-immigrant agenda. This August 15th, remind him our vocal majority stands with immigrants.
Let’s call Congressman Knight’s office, and ask him to co-sponsor the DREAM Act in Congress.
Say something like:
I would like the Congressman to co-sponsor the bipartisan DREAM Act, H.R. 3591
Remember, thanking our Senators gives them numbers to know they’re on the right track. So, call each Senator and say something like:
I would like to thank the Senator for co=sponsoring the DREAM Act .