Stay Vigilant on DACA and the Muslim Ban

  • Week of September 17, 2017

Just a week after the Trump Administration ended DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program), throwing the futures of the three quarters of a million Dreamers in jeopardy, Democratic leaders reported that a deal might be in the works. However, Trump is trying to condition this real chance we have to realize the American dream into a nightmare -- the stupid wall.

As our friends at Moveon.org put it, “It's critical that Congress not just do this, but do it right. That means passing a clean version of the Dream Act—one that does NOT use immigrant youth and their families as bargaining chips and does NOT invest in other parts of Trump's far right-wing agenda.”

While we’re at it, all-of-us need to stay vigilant and insist on the illegality of the Muslim Ban, which is winding its way through the courts and will be showing up at the Supreme Court shortly.

Here’s how:

  1. Use this kit, which reflects the latest member updates, to put pressure on Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act ASAP.
  2. Remind lawmakers that not only can Dreamers stay but Muslims and refugees cannot be shut out. In connection with the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, join a Twitter town hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 1 pm ET/10 am. Find out more.