by Jewel Tomasula
Take action this week to support undocumented immigrants in the United States. On November 12th, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States will begin proceedings to review the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Their decision will determine the fate of more than 700,000 young people, who through DACA have been able to go to college, secure gainful employment, drive, access healthcare, and not have to fear being deported and separated from their families. DACA is an important program for undocumented youth that should be upheld while we advocate for broader, permanent solutions for immigrants through legislation like the Dream and Promise Act.
Here are a few ways that you can support the undocumented community ahead of the Supreme Court proceedings:
Read and share The End of DACA Would Be a Blow to Science by Evelyn Valdez-Ward (Twitter: @wardofplants)
Follow and amplify the Home Is Here march on social media - Follow NAKASEC (@nakasec), Make the Road NY (@MaketheRoadNY), CASA (@casaforall), FIRM (@firm_action), and CHILRA (@chirla) for more updates around this march and track the national hashtag #HomeIsHere.
Look at fact sheets about how the Dream and Promise Act might impact your State. If you have a 2020 Senate race in your State, check on the candidates’ positions on this Act.