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Help protect DACA and immigrant youth

We've been talking about just how personal the issue of immigration is, whether or not you've had direct experience as an immigrant—because what the new administration is jeopardizing isn't just our families, it's the very idea that everyone has the right to dream.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) provides hope, opportunity, and protection for immigrant youth. Thanks to DACA, kids who have always known this country as their home can live, work, and go to school without the fear of deportation or being separated from their families.

But the administration is considering ending DACA, sowing fear and uncertainty for these young people who are American in every way but on paper. DACA recipients make huge contributions to our country—they are becoming teachers, joining our armed forces, and strengthening our economy. Turning our backs on these youth is misguided, cruel, and violates our core values as Americans. We must stand up to defend DACA and the nearly 800,000 recipients who benefit from the program.

Tomorrow, August 15th, OFA is joining forces with United We Dream to protect DACA and immigrant youth—and it's a great way to move these conversations to direct, meaningful action on the ground. Check out the digital toolkit to find out how you can participate:


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