AL, AR, ID, KS, LA, NE, SC, TN, TX, WV… WTH is wrong with you?

If far-right Republicans get their way, over one million immigrants who came to this country as children could be deported, children who grew up here and who’ve been busy contributing to America using the education that’s already been invested in them.

Texas Attorney General Paxton and others are pressuring President Trump to end the immigration protections of DACA and TPS that millions rely on the live, work, and study here.

The majority of Americans don’t want to see young immigrants deported. Not only is it gratuitously cruel to innocent people, but it will cost our country $460 billion over the next 10 years. That’s a lot of golf vacations with Secret Service overtime for our President!

Please speak out for our immigrant youth. If you have relatives or friends in the objecting states, please ask them to call their legislators too.

 Ask your Senators to co-sponsor the bipartisan Durbin-Graham “DREAM Act” (S. 1615)
if they haven’t already. Check here. For Californians, use this script. You can call or email thanks.

Script: I’m calling/emailing to thank Senator (Feinstein/Harris) for co-sponsoring the bipartisan Durbin-Graham “DREAM Act” (S. 1615) to create a legislative fix to the predicament of these young Americans, and take their future out of Trump’s hands.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884https://
www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

These aren’t your people?http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Ask your Representative to support Rep. Gutierrez’s American Hope Act (H.R. 3591), and insist that they resist Trump’s multi-pronged legislative assault on immigrants if they haven’t already. Check here. For us in the Ventura area, use this script. You can call or email thanks.

Script: I’m calling/emailing to thank Congressperson (Brownley/Carbajal) for co-sponsoring the American Hope Act (HR 3591) to give those with DACA and others who arrived the the US as children a path to permanent legal status and eventual citizenship.

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
https://juliabrownley.house.gov/contact/email-me

Rep. Salud Carbajal
: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
https://carbajal.house.gov/contact/email

These aren’t your people?http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info:

(From 5calls) One of the most important programs created under President Obama was the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program has allowed close to a million DREAMers to live and work in the U.S. lawfully. It is one of the most celebrated programs under President Obama—and now Trump is dead set on getting rid of it, and then deporting those who have benefited from it. Here is what you need to know about it. In 2012, President Obama created the DACA program to grant relief from deportation to individuals who came to the U.S. as children, if they met a number of requirements (like background checks). The Obama Administration recognized that there were millions of undocumented young immigrants who grew up in the U.S., who thought of the U.S. as their home, and who were essentially American in every sense, except on paper. The program has allowed approximately 800,000 young people the opportunity to live and work lawfully in the U.S. It does not provide a path to citizenship. A DREAMer is anyone who came to the U.S. as a child, who grew up here, but remains undocumented. They are called “DREAMers” after the DREAM Act, legislation that would allow these young immigrants to stay in the U.S. and put them on a path to citizenship, if they meet certain requirements like enrolling in college or joining the military. The only difference between DACA and DREAMers is that DACAmented youth are those who have applied for and have been officially allowed to stay in the U.S. through the DACA program. Obtaining DACA has proven to be transformative. A 2016 study revealed that DACA has improved the lives of its recipients and their families, showing that, among DACA recipients:

  • 95% are currently working or in school
  • 48% got a job with better working conditions
  • 63% got a better paying job
  • 90% got a driver’s license or state ID
  • 54% bought their first car
  • 12% bought their first home

Readings and videos:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article161784253.html

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/25/16202344/daca-trump-deferred-action-end

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-dreamers-daca_us_59557545e4b02734df31197d

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/republican-states-want-the-trump-white-house-to-stop-protecting-dreamers

 

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