Sep. 5th, 2017

DACA

Sep. 5th, 2017 10:47 am
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Vox: Immigration activists are about to put “everything on the line" for DACA

Lots of information on tactics and which groups are doing what.

DefendDACA seems to be the go-to site for actions and events.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire Trump Administration, just announced that he will end DACA by March 5th, 2018, essentially giving Congress six months to take action on DACA and pass legislation. This decision will affect nearly 1 million young immigrants.

Now is the time to show that we are not backing down and that we will protect immigrants from Trump's racist attacks. Here’s two things you can do now:

1. Join us in the streets: Visit weareheretostay.org to find the nearest action to you.

2. Sign up to join our Community Call tonight at 9pm ET. TEXT the word DACACall to 877- 877 right now to RSVP. Once it’s time for the community call, we’ll call your phone and connect you into the national community call. It’s free to participate and we’ll have experts answer your questions live.


For many of us, DACA has been a roller coaster ride. We fought hard for a less than perfect program and finally won DACA. For many of us, it changed our lives. We were able to study, to work -- and to live without fear. But since Trump took office, uncertainty over whether or not the program would continue loomed over us. But while Trump’s white supremacist agenda won today, they will not win in the end. Immigrant youth are more than the papers Trump is ripping away, they have a mighty spirit and they are #HeretoStay.

Undocumented immigrants need all of our support right now. We vow to continue fighting and mobilizing for justice so that all immigrants and people of color can live with dignity.

The fight is just beginning,

Greisa and the rest of the team at United We Dream
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United We Dream has a terrific graphic on this which can't be linked or printed. To sum up:
* Existing permits and work authorizations are valid until their expiration date, which can be found on the I-795 and Employment Authorization Documentation forms.
* No new applications will be issued (unless of course Congress passes legislation to extend DACA)
* Permits expiring 9/5/17 to 3/5/18 can be renewed for a further two years, but all permits in this category must be renewed BY OCTOBER 5 OF THIS YEAR, so an important advocacy objective is letting Dreamers know about this and helping them file their applications. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Dreamers will try to renew and then be detained and even deported, so the first wave of applicants should probably bring lawyers
* "Advance parole" is permission to leave and re-enter the United States--Dreamers can no longer qualify, so they should not leave the United States because they won't be allowed back in.

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