Time is running out to protect the hundreds of thousands of young people who have relied on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for protection from deportation. Right now over 12,000 DACA recipients have lost their status and an additional 122 lose their protected status every day. Congress has a chance to right this wrong before the end of the year. The year-end spending package may be the last chance we have to force Congress to take action before DACA officially ends on March 5, and more than 800,000 young Dreamers lose their protected status which includes a work permit and protection from deportation.
Call 1-888-778-6856 toll-free to talk to your lawmakers and demand they include a solution for Dreamers in the spending bill.
Here’s a script you can use:
Hi, my name is [your name], and I’m from [your city]. I urge the [Senator/Representative] to support immigrant youth by doing everything they can to pass the DREAM Act before the end of the year without adding any money to Trump’s immigration enforcement-only agenda.
Trump has previously called for billions of dollars of funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall in exchange for backing the DREAM Act—an unjust trade-off that puts people’s lives in danger for an agenda steeped in hate. Democrats—and like-minded Republicans—need to work together to deny Trump and McConnell the filibuster-proof 60 votes they need to pass the spending bill and avoid a government shutdown, unless it includes a DREAM Act. Any vote on a spending bill that does not protect Dreamers is a vote to deport those Dreamers.