Dream Act of 2017

 

Tuesday, President Trump made the announcement we've feared for weeks: He's ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in six months, putting almost 800,000 young immigrants in jeopardy.

We have just six months to organize and make sure Congress passes the Dream Act of 2017, putting protections in place permanently for young people who came to the U.S. as children. That's not much time for Congress to act, so we need to get started immediately.

Every single member of Congress needs to hear from us. Here are two things you can do right now:

  1. Call your members of Congress and tell them to pass the Dream Act of 2017.
  2. Sign up for FCNL's conference call on Thursday, September 7 at 8:00p EDT.

As Diane Randall said this morning:

"Our hearts are heavy for all DACA-recipients, their families and the communities who have come to know them as neighbors and friends. We are holding them in Love, and Light, and prayer. We call on Congress to speak up and act to protect DACA recipients from detention or deportation by passing a clean bipartisan Dream Act of 2017. FCNL and Quakers across the country stand in solidarity with the undocumented community and other vulnerable immigrants. Congress can pursue tangible, workable solutions for all people who meaningfully and equitably contribute to U.S. communities."