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Help Get the Dream Act Passed Today!


PLEASE ACT NOW: On September 5th, the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Created by the Obama Administration to protect young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation, DACA has enabled more than 800,000 DREAMers to live, work, go to school, serve in the military, and help support their families. But these DREAMers now face the threat of deportation from the only home they've known, and thousands will be forced to return to countries they do not know beginning in March 2018.

WRITE YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TODAY: We need Congress to act NOW to protect the more than 800,000 DREAMers who have received DACA protection and some 200,000 "little DREAMers" who have been waiting to turn 15 to meet DACA's age requirements. The Dream Act (S.1615/H.R.3440) would provide legal status and a permanent pathway to citizenship for these young people and end the uncertainty and trauma they now face.

Write your Members of Congress today and ask them to support and pass the bipartisan Dream Act, today!

Step 1 Locate your Senator here.

Step 2 Tell your Senator: Protect Undocumented Youth by Supporting the Dream Act

I was very disheartened by President Trump's announcement that the Deferred Access for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is being rescinded. The decision to end the DACA program puts the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth, young women and girls of color included, at risk, and is a grave injustice to youth who were guaranteed safety and security within our borders and have now had that suddenly and unduly ripped away.

I am writing today because we need Congress to pass the Dream Act (S.1615/H.R.3440) immediately. The Dream Act would provide legal status and a permanent pathway to citizenship for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrant youth who have come to the United States as children with their families. Current and, hopefully, future "DREAMers" deserve to be in the U.S. and live without fear of being suddenly separated from their families and communities. Passing the bipartisan Dream Act is the humane thing to do.

As your constituent, I urge you to please co-sponsor this legislation, urge your colleagues to cosponsor this legislation and urge your leadership to bring this legislation to the floor IMMEDIATELY. To delay a decision on legislation that has such broad bipartisan and public support inflicts unneeded uncertainty and trauma on the 800,000 current DACA recipients.

Step 3: Share this action alert with your networks, allies, and constituents.

Step 4: Let us know you've acted by emailing Advocacy@ywcapgh.org.

Step 5: Share your concerns on social media. Tweet directly to your representative! Fewer than 50 tweets from constituents can make a difference - your voice counts.

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