CALL TO ACTION: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Program

August 28, 2017

Last week news outlets and immigration advocates reported the possible termination of The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program—a program which began under the Obama administration that provides eligible participants protection against deportation and the ability to work legally.

An end to the program would have devastating effects for both the 800,000 people in the program and their families. The California State University system serves approximately 8,000 students who are beneficiaries of the program, many of whom have been able to finance their education and support their families because of their ability to work legally. The elimination of the DACA program will undoubtedly impact students, their families, and their communities.

Currently, there is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative effort with the reintroduction of the DREAM Act that would place into law the protections provided by DACA. A link to the DREAM Act can be found here.

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS NOW:
*Please call your 1 Representative and then your 2 Senators by using the following link https://www.callmycongress.com

Sample Script:

“Hi, my name is X and I’m calling from City, State and my zip code is X. I am a student at X. I’m deeply concerned about the reports that President Trump could end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) this week. I strongly oppose any attempt to terminate or alter the program, which has helped over 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth access new opportunities in work and education. I urge the Senator/Representative to do everything in his/her power to protect 800,000 DACA-recipients from deportation and support their right to work and study in this country. There are three things I’m hoping your office will do right now. Can the Senator/Representative appeal directly to the President to keep this program in place, issue a public statement of support for DACA recipients, and support a clean passage of S.1615/H.R.3440, the Dream Act of 2017”

2017-10-24T22:10:55+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Call to Action, Federal Advocacy|