Today, September 5th, the Trump administration chose to rescind DACA —a program which began under the Obama administration that provides eligible participants protection against deportation and the ability to work legally.
Ending DACA will have devastating effects for both the 800,000 people in the program, as well as 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.
Currently, there are bipartisan, bicameral legislative efforts, including 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
“Hi, my name is _____, and I’m calling from (say your City, State, and my zip code). I am a student at (say the name of your campus).
I’m deeply concerned about the impacts of President Trump’s choice to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). I strongly oppose this choice the President has made, 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 their power to protect 800,000 DACA-recipients from deportation and support their right to work and study in this country. Additionally, I ask that (Senator/Representative) support a clean passage of the Dream Act of 2017 (S.1615/H.R.3440).
Thank you for your time.”
We must act now!!