Resist NOW – Week of September 6
#HereToStay – We Must Fight for DACA
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
•Trump’s stunning decision to reverse the Deferred Action against Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is an outrage and a threat to the safety of thousands of undocumented children and families. According to the New York Times, 800,000 people in the United States could become eligible for deportation as early as March of 2018.
• The reversal adversely affects women. A statement from National NOWhighlights how this could force young women to endure “workplace discrimination” and “silence domestic violence survivors for fear of deportation.”
• More than 50,000 New Yorkers are at risk of losing their place in this country, but New York is fighting back. Attorney General Schneiderman and Gov. Cuomorecently announced their plans to sue, and will be joined by the legal efforts of other states and local governments. Here in New York City, NOW-NYC will be joining the fight with other immigrant rights concerned groups to resist Trump’s bigotry. Can we count on your help, too?
HOW TO TAKE ACTION
1. Call Congress, Advocate for the DREAM ACT!
Call your members of Congress and ask for their support on comprehensive and compassionate immigration reform bills: most notably, the DREAM Act.
Here is a sample script:
My name is ____, and I am one of your constituents. I am calling to express my discontent with the White House’s decision to end DACA and ask Senator/Representative ______ to support the DREAM Act, which will protect immigrants affected by the termination of DACA. Eight hundred thousand lives are affected because of the President’s decision to end DACA, and now
it is time for Congress to pass a law that would provide a pathway to citizenship for this group of immigrants. Thank you.
2. Attend Local Protests
Join this Saturday, September 9th, at Columbus Circle to rally for DACA!
See the official Facebook event here.
Enter your zip code on United We Dream’s Action Network to find a DACA rally near you!
3. Get to Know Your Allies
Here are some of the other local organizations that are helping undocumented immigrants with legal services, advocacy, and resources: