To: Members of Congress, United States Congress

Protect Immigrant Youth: Pass Dream Act Now!

Protect Immigrant Youth: Pass Dream Act Now!

Members of Congress,

My name is Adrian Reyna, and I am protected from deportation because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. My sister has DACA, as well as many of my friends and family members.

Nearly 800,000 people with DACA without the risk of deportation have been able to stay with our families. We provide critical income for our families. We’ve made a living, bought new homes, started new jobs, gave our mothers and fathers the support they’ve given us.

Since the Trump administration ended the DACA program, we need you to act swiftly to pass a clean Dream Act that protects those impacted by this decision right away.

Passing permanent protection for immigrant youth in the form of a Dream Act that stays true to our values: no border wall, no more detention, no more deportations for the protections of those impacted. Congress needs to pass a the Dream Act that does not include funding for enforcement that would endanger other immigrants. I will not put a target on my mother or others members of my community in order to get relief for immigrant youth.

Why is this important?

**DACA has been terminated - but we will deliver your signatures to Members of Congress showing the support that Americans have for people impacted by this announcement so that they quickly move to pass a Dream Act right away that isn't used as a vehicle for anti-immigrant policy**

This is important, because hundreds of thousands of workers, families, and immigrants depend on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. If enough of us demand that General Kelly take a stance in favor of keeping the program, we can be a step closer to protecting nearly 800,000 people from deportation.


Reasons for signing

  • I just became a nurse thanks to DACA. Without it, all my work was for nothing!😕
  • We have to fight for our rights no matter what happens we are not giving up cause this is our country too
  • DACA has helped me support my daughter, has given me the opportunity to go to school and become a medical assistant and be a example to follow for my daughter ! I currently graduated in August and thankfully I got a job that I start September 5, if they take away DACA all my dreams and efforts will be in vain.

Updates

2017-09-05 18:50:37 -0400

150,000 signatures reached

2017-09-01 18:55:24 -0400

100,000 signatures reached

2017-07-13 12:22:23 -0400

50,000 signatures reached

2017-01-25 00:14:06 -0500

20,000 signatures reached

2017-01-23 12:46:14 -0500

10,000 signatures reached

2017-01-20 15:22:44 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2017-01-19 22:16:24 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2017-01-19 21:10:14 -0500

500 signatures reached

2017-01-19 20:14:11 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-01-19 20:08:11 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-01-19 20:02:40 -0500

Why we must fight! http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN1532T3

"Trump is expected to sign an executive order in his first few days to direct the building of a wall on the southern border with Mexico, and actions to limit the entry of asylum seekers from Latin America, among several immigration-related steps his advisers have recommended.

That includes rescinding Obama's order that allowed more than 700,000 people brought into the United States illegally as children to stay in the country on a two-year authorization to work and attend college, according to several people close to the presidential transition team.

It is unlikely Trump's order will result in an immediate roundup of these immigrants, sources told Reuters. Rather, he is expected to let the authorizations expire."

2017-01-19 19:57:01 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-01-19 19:37:08 -0500

10 signatures reached