Time to defend DACA, folks! Also, time to send thanks to those people and organizations who are supporting the Dreamers through this blatantly racist action by our current president and his spineless supporters. If you are at a loss for words, consider these from the open letter at the Protect DREAMers :
“Out of concern for children and the strength of our nation, we respectfully call on officials at the highest levels of power to address this issue in an urgent way. Students must be able to attend school and graduate with a clear path toward a productive future, and teachers who were brought here as children must be able to continue to strengthen our schools and our nation.”
Deportation of DREAMers is an offense to our humanity. In the words of Elie Wiesel, “No human being is illegal.” And to quote Ijeoma Oluo, “I will not exceptionalize our immigrant friends and family. I will not tell you about all the amazing things they bring to our society… I will simply remind you that they are human beings. That should be enough.”
United We Dream, 1900 L St NW #900, Washington, DC 20036
National Immigration Law Center, 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1600, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Border Angels, PO BOX 86598, SAN DIEGO, CA 92138
Immigrant Defense Project, 40 W 39th Street, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10018
THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL—-MAIN OFFICE
6020 SOUTH UNIVERSITY AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL, 60637
Families for Freedom, 35 W. 31st Street #702, New York, NY 10001
As always, thank you for your support and compassion. Remember to write to those senators and representatives who are champions of DREAMers in thanks and to those who would dismiss them to urge them to change their minds.
Be kind. Try hard. Send hope. Live dreams.