Support our Dreamers - DACA Actions
Updated: Dec 9, 2017
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Vote for Continuing Resolution Passed with a "Yes" -- a "No" Vote for Dreamers
Gillibrand was "No", Schumer was "Yes" - He Needs to Hear from Us
From the Indivisible Team - 12/8/2017
Last night, both the House and Senate passed a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep the government open for another two weeks. The House passed the CR 235-193, with 18 Republicans voting no and 14 Democrats voting yes. Just two hours later, the Senate passed their CR 81-14.
Let’s be clear: this vote was a vote to deport Dreamers.
In the next two weeks, 1,708 Dreamers will lose their protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era executive action that allowed them to apply for work permits and live without fear of deportation.
Democrats had real leverage in this fight, but just eight -- Kamala Harris (CA), Mazie Hirono (HI), Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren (MA), Cory Booker (NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Jeff Merkley (OR), and Bernie Sanders (VT) -- held their ground, stood up for Dreamers, and voted no.
We’ve sent you a lot of emails this week, so we’re going to make this short. Here’s what we need you to do:
Call 1-855-980-2355 and you’ll be connected with one of your Senators. Use our script to inform your conversation with the Senators’ staff. Call back again and you’ll be connected to your other Senator.
Get loud. Stay mad. Do what you can to keep the pressure up for the next two weeks.
Updates from New York Immigration Coalition
From the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
Now that DACA has ended, it's vital that you email and call your representatives in Congress today to ensure that DREAMers can continue to pursue their careers and education in the only country they've ever known. The clock is ticking.
Breaking news from the New York Immigration Coalition about the first round of DACA rejections.
Our lawyer army helped thousands of DACAmented New Yorkers file for renewal– pulling out hundreds of dollars from emergency funds and sending applications weeks in advance.
Yet dozens of applications mysteriously circulated the U.S. Postal Service for weeks on end, only to be delivered after the October 5th deadline. Others were sent back with alleged clerical errors and were unable to re-file for renewal.
This means that hundreds of DACA recipients are losing their status - a tragedy for New Yorkers, and for the country.
This is a clear pattern of gross negligence, or more likely, a systematic attempt to enact this Administration’s anti-immigrant agenda. We already sent a joint Freedom of Information Act request with The Legal Aid Society for correspondence between U.S. Custom and Immigration Services, USPS and the Department of Homeland Security. But this is only a first step.
The Trump Administration reversed its decision to reject allegedly late DACA applications!
Thanks to our lawyer army and network of allies, we were able to make the Administration realize that the “late” applications were a result of their own negligence, not the fault of people filing for renewal. Because of YOUR dedication and support, we were able to push forward and win - and hundreds of DACA recipients will be able to keep working lawfully and be protected from deportation. We couldn’t have done it without you.