Since this administration ended the DACA program last fall, many young immigrants have seen their futures jeopardized—and leadership in Congress has failed to step up to protect them.
A bipartisan group of representatives have introduced a procedure that, if a majority of the House agrees to, would allow a vote on four immigration bills—including the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for DREAMers. This is a rarely-used rule, and a sign that Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are frustrated with the lack of progress.
Call a key representative now and tell them that we need a vote to protect DREAMers.
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We're about to connect you to the office of a key representative who needs to hear from you. You'll likely end up speaking with a staff member, but that's just as important! Here's a suggestion for what you might want to say:
"Hi, I'm [YOUR NAME] from [YOUR HOMETOWN AND STATE].
I'm calling to ask you to sign on to the "Queen of the Hill" discharge petition, and bring up a vote on a legislative solution to permanently protect DREAMers—without deferring to the White House's discriminatory demands.
DACA protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought here as children, allowing them to live, work, and go to school without the fear of being deported or separated from their families.
Turning our backs on them is heartless.
It is unacceptable that Congress hasn't done anything to help these young people. I urge you to work with your colleagues, and bring up legislation that would provide permanent protection for DREAMers and a path to citizenship.