Tell Congress: Defend DACA, Pass the DREAM Act
Congress can stop this - please contact them today and tell them to pass the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act would allow young undocumented immigrants who grew up in the United States to apply for legal status and eventually citizenship if they can meet certain educational, work, or military requirements, successfully pass a background check and remain in good legal standing.
And there is also hope with a new bi-partisan solution developed by Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons that provide a path to citizenship for DACA recipients while shelving Trump's border wall.
Every member of Congress should act swiftly to pass a clean, stand-alone DREAM Act. Inaction or opposition from members of Congress is unacceptable and will be viewed as support for Trump’s cruel ending of DACA.
And any bill that uses immigrant young people as bargaining chips—by protecting immigrant youth from deportation in exchange for putting more deportation agents on the streets to round up their parents, friends, family members, and to terrorize immigrant communities or holding this program ransom in return for funding the wasteful border wall—is a non-starter, and Congress must reject those bills.