Take Action to Defend DACA

The DACA program has helped thousands of undocumented youth in Washington state access life-changing services

 

It is time to take action now to defend DACA.

In the days ahead, the Trump Administration will decide whether to continue or to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides work permits and protection from deportation to over 17,000 young people in Washington State alone. If the Trump Administration takes away DACA, it will have a devastating effect on the over 800,000 young adults across the U.S. who are now able to pursue their education and careers because of the program – and a devastating effect, also, on their families, friends, employers, schools, and communities.

 

We are calling on you and the rest of the community to call the White House and leave a message in support of the DACA program, or to send an email. 

White House: (202) 456-1111 (calls are accepted between 9am and 4pm EST)

White House Email Address

Please also tweet @realDonaldTrump and your Senators/Representatives: “.@[HANDLE], protect DACA! My community stands with immigrant youth! #DefendDACA #HeretoStay”

Sample script:

“President Trump, I am calling in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. I strongly oppose any attempt to terminate DACA, which has helped over 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth access new opportunities in work and education. I urge you to do everything in your power to protect DACA and stand in solidarity with immigrant youth.”

 

What to do if DACA ends?

Our partners at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center have put together some helpful community advisories in the event the DACA program is ended by President Trump. You can access these resources at this link.

Please spread the word and send this link to your networks!