To: Attorney General Sean Reyes

Defend DACA in Utah Now!

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Defend DACA in Utah Now!

Publicly defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) from recent attacks. DACA has given immigrants in our state of Utah the opportunity to contribute and thrive. DACA is important for everyone in Utah.

Why is this important?

On June 29, 2017 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with 9 other Republican attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, as well as the Governor of Idaho, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for the Secretary of Homeland Security to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In their ultimatum to the Trump Administration, the attorneys general present two options: get rid of DACA or they will fight to destroy it in the courts.

The letter goes on to state that the Trump Administration has until September 5th, 2017 to begin the phase-out of DACA: halting the renewal and issuing of new DACA or expanded DACA permits and calling for an ultimate end to the program.

If the administration does not act on the letter’s demand, the attorneys general will expand the lawsuit they used to end DAPA (a sister program meant to protect Dreamers' parents and family members) to now add a challenge to DACA.

Recently, Luis Gutierrez met with Secretary of Homeland Security, General Kelly, and warned DACA and TPS recipients to prepare for the worst.

This is a serious threat for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, and it will take all of us raising our voices together to begin to turn the tide.

DACA has allowed hundreds of thousands of qualified immigrant youth to gain legal protection, go to college, and support their families and communities. While Trump vowed he would leave Dreamers and DACA alone, a handful of states have now threatened to sue to try to end it themselves.

As a DACA recipient myself, I believe in our power when we stand together. I also understand the positive impact DACA has to recipientd, their families, and their communities.

The first step in this fight is to ask elected officials from every state to come out publicly defending -- instead of destroying -- DACA. AG Sean Reyes, you can use your power to make a strong case for why DACA is worth saving. Hearing this from Utahns is critical.

Utah, United States

Reasons for signing

  • Our young dreamers deserve education and the ability to work, receive healthcare, and live as much as any US citizen! Our Dreamers grew up here. They live and work here, and they are Americans! They are #HereToStay
  • Because I care
  • We need to defend DACA in Utah!

Updates

2017-09-20 13:40:48 -0400

From the Attorney Generals office: https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/featured-content/ag-reyes-statement-on-deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-daca

"It is unconscionable to deport a young person who came to this country as a child or even infant without any choice of their own. These kids are our kids too. They grew up next door to you and me, played on the little league teams we coached, went to school with our children, worked in local businesses, and by and large, they are leading productive lives contributing to our economy and the strength of America."

2017-08-29 10:49:00 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-29 00:17:32 -0400

500 signatures reached

2017-07-20 17:09:45 -0400

100 signatures reached

2017-07-17 21:11:42 -0400

50 signatures reached

2017-07-17 14:29:39 -0400

25 signatures reached

2017-07-16 17:51:29 -0400

10 signatures reached