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Defend DACA and Stand up for Immigrant Children

The DACA program still needs your help!

Despite repeated campaign promises to the contrary, Trump now appears poised to rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that grants protected status to undocumented immigrant children brought into the US by parents or other adults.

Eliminating DACA would deprive the nearly 800,000 people protected by the program of jobs and access to education and put them at risk of deportation. Rescinding DACA would not only hurt DACA recipients but also damage our economy, reducing GDP by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. Furthermore, the program is popular on both sides of the aisle. An April 2017 poll found over 75% of registered voters supported allowing DACA recipients to remain in the US, while over half supported DACA recipients ultimately earning citizenship.

Now, it is up to Congress to defend DACA recipients against Trump and the AGs’ threats. On July 20th, Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) reintroduced the DREAM Act (S. 1615), a bipartisan bill which would grant legal status and a path to citizenship for DACA participants. Congress must quickly move to support and pass the DREAM Act to protect our Dreamers.

Call Rob Portman: 202-224-3353

Your script:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from Dayton.

I’m calling to express my support for S. 1615, the DREAM Act, and the thousands of Dreamers who contribute to our society. I urge Senator Rob Portman to support this bipartisan effort to protect the DACA program and the hundreds of thousands of people who rely on it for access to jobs, education, and security.

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