Pres. Trump Sets September 5th Deadline to Decide Dreamers’ Fates
UUPLAN is deeply concerned that the White House announced that President Trump will decide if he will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by today, Tuesday, September 5th. Deciding to end this Obama era Executive Order would put at risk of deportation nearly 800,000 dreamers who were brought to this country as undocumented children. Through DACA, these children have become valued members of our communities who now can live and work legally in the United States.
Here is what you can do:
1. Call and leave message for your Representative: 1-888-496-3502
2. Call Senator Bob Casey: 202-224-6324 and Senator Pat Toomey: 202-224-4254
3. Call and leave message for the White House: 202-456-1111
Sample Script for calling your U.S. Representatives and Senators:
Hi, my name is _________. I am a person of faith (if applicable) who’s calling from ________ (city, state). I support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and strongly oppose any attempt to terminate it or phase it out. I urge you do everything in your power to protect nearly 800,000 young people trying to pursue their dreams. I urge you to appeal directly to the President to: 1) keep the program in place; 2) issue a public statement of support for DACA recipients; and 3) support a clean passage of S. 1615/H.R. 3440, the Dream Act of 2017.
Sample Script for calling President Trump:
I’m from _______ (city, state). I am a person of faith (if applicable) and I support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and strong oppose any effort to terminate or phase it out. DACA has provided nearly 800,000 young people the opportunity to pursue their dreams. I urge you to defend the DACA program well beyond September 5th, protect DACA recipients from deportation and detention, and work with Congress toward a pemanent solution.
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