Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Click here to sign the emergency petition: 800,000 youth need your help urgently.

Emergency petition: 800,000 youth need your help urgently!

Congress must deliver a clean, stand-alone DREAM Act to provide legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants so cruelly impacted by the Trump administration's decision to end the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Dear MoveOn member,

Donald Trump just put more than 800,000 immigrant youth at risk by ending the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.1

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke said in a statement that no people currently on DACA will be affected for six months "so Congress can have time to deliver on appropriate legislative solutions."2 That's why we need to reach lawmakers immediately. 

Click here to sign our emergency petition: Demand that Congress deliver a clean, stand-alone DREAM Act to provide legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.

DACA has protected young people who came to this country as children and have deep roots in our communities. Now, they are facing an uncertain future because of Trump's callous plan.   

The politics—not just the morality—are on our side. We can't let this opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation to protect immigrant youth slip away.

Trump is facing fierce resistance from immigrants, their families and allies, business leaders, and municipal leaders across the country.3,4,5 And now some Republicans—including House Speaker Paul Ryan—are starting to speak out.6

But speaking out is not enough. Congress must act.

Will you sign and share our emergency petition and stand up for 800,000 immigrant youth? Congress must use its power to stop Trump—now.

Immigration arrests have increased 38% in Trump's first six months in office, with more than half a million people in detention centers awaiting immigration hearings.7 These arrests and deportations rip families and communities apart, and Trump continues to use inflammatory, anti-immigrant rhetoric that is being repeated across the country.

Every member of Congress should act swiftly to pass a clean, stand-alone DREAM Act. Inaction or opposition from members of Congress is unacceptable and will be viewed as support for Trump’s cruel ending of DACA.

And any bill that uses immigrant youth as bargaining chips—putting more deportation agents on the streets to round up and jail Dreamers' parents, friends, family members or funding Trump's wasteful border wall—is a non-starter. Congress must reject those bills.

Only a clean, stand-alone DREAM Act will do. We need courageous action by Congress to counter Trump's cowardice.

Hurry! Click here to add your name to the petition demanding that Congress take swift action, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks for all you do.

–Corinne, Mark, Iram, Vicki and the rest of the team


1. "Trump Moves to End to DACA and Calls on Congress to Act," The New York Times, September 5, 2017

2. "Sessions announces end of DACA," Axios, September 5, 2017

3. "The resistance is ready for its next big fight with Trump," Vox, August 30, 2017

4. "Hundreds of business leaders call on Trump to protect 'dreamers,'" The Washington Post, September 1, 2017

5. "Bipartisan Mayors to Trump: Protect Dreamers, Continue DACA Program," The United States Conference of Mayors, August 29, 2017

6. "Paul Ryan, other GOP congressional leaders urge Trump not to terminate DACA," The Washington Post, September 1, 2017

7. "Immigration arrests up 38% nationwide under Trump," USA Today, May 17, 2017

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