August 2, 2017 The Call – #DreamAct #DACA #Dreamers In 2012, President Obama issued an executive order (DACA), allowing undocumented migrants (Dreamers) brought to the US as children to obtain work permits and remain in the US without fear of deportation. More than 500,000 Dreamers have registered with the program. Trump has made conflicting statements about the Dreamers’ status, but has not rescinded Obama’s executive order. Hard line anti-immigrant groups, led by 10 Republican AG’s are threatening to sue the administration if it does not rescind DACA. The Trump administration has still not made a decision, but there is high anxiety that Trump will terminate DACA. Bipartisan legislation, the Dream Act, has been introduced in the Senate, which would formalize protection for the Dreamers so they were not subject to the whims of an executive order. Large majorities of American voters, including 73% of Trump voters, favor protecting the Dreamers. Additionally, rescinding DACA would have devastating economic effect on the US economy. Your Action Call your Senators and urge them to support the Dream Act. Talking Points
This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I urge Sen.____ to support the Dream Act.
The Dreamers arrived in the US through no fault of their own and have been raised as Americans.
The Dreamers contribute to American society in jobs, the military and education.
Studies show deportation of the Dreamers would have devastating economic impacts on the US.
Breaking faith with the Dreamers would be cruel and un-American.