We share the disappointment of millions of people across the country who had hoped and prayed that President Trump would continue the protection offered Dreamers by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Ending DACA will cause irreparable harm to families and communities and force 800,000 of our young people back into the shadows. Dreamers are our neighbors, our students, our friends. They need our support, our prayers, and our action.
In the wake of this unconscionable action, we urge you to speak up. You can help create change. Now more than ever, we urge Congress to immediately take up and pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017.
4 Ways to Speak Up Now:
1. Call your Representative
Representatives can be reached at (1-888-496-3502).
2. Call your Senator
Senators can be reached at (1-888-410-0619).
3. Call your Other Senator
Call twice to be connected to both Senators.
Not sure what to say? Try this:
My name is [NAME] and I am a constituent from [CITY/STATE]. I am outraged that President Trump announced the end of DACA today. I urge you to do everything in your power to protect Dreamers by making sure the bipartisan Dream Act 2017 becomes law. As Catholic sister and a member of [ YOUR CONGREGATION], our faith calls us to love our neighbor. DACA recipients are contributing members of our communities. They are Americans in all things but citizenship. They deserve our protection.
Will the [SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] do all they can to pass the bipartisan Dream Act 2017, so that DACA recipients gain protection under the law? Thank you for your time.
4. Write a letter to the editor or an opinion piece for your local paper
The text above may serve as a start for this, too. The Community Tool Box has more tips on how to write such a letter.
Dreamers are our neighbors, our students, our friends. Please stand with us and #Faith4DACA and #DefendDACA. Call your Members of Congress and forward this email to your friends and family so they can make their calls too.