FOX News is reporting that President Trump plans to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program "as it exists today ... as early as Friday." Removing DACA protections from these hundreds of thousands of young people would turn their lives upside down, and harm the communities where they live, work and study. It would allow young people, who grew up in the US, to be deported.
Like so many other issues, Congress has the power to remedy this situation. Congress doesn’t have to — and should not — sit on the sidelines. Congress can pass legislation protecting these immigrant youth.
Who to Call
1. Call both Senators
- Patty Murray: (206) 553-5545
- Maria Cantwell: (206) 220-6400
Sample Script for Senators
Hi - My name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP] to ask Senator [MOC NAME] to co-sponsor 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.
2. Call your Congressperson:
- Pramila Jayapal (WA-07): (202) 225-3106
- Adam Smith (WA-09): (425) 793-5180
Sample Script for Representatives
Hi - My name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP] to ask Representative [MOC NAME] co-sponsor Rep. Gutierrez’s American Hope Act (H.R. 3591) to give those with DACA and others who arrived in the United States as children a path to permanent legal status and eventual citizenship.
3. Ask your friends in Eastern Washington to call their Congressperson:
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05): (202) 225-2006
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 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. at a young age 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. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/tell-senator-defend-daca-support-durbin-graham-dream-act/
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