Trump Ends DACA for Immigrant Youth
September 5, 2017
Today President Trump ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and thus has left over 800,000 immigrant youth vulnerable to separation from their families and deportation.
This action on the part of the Trump Administration is immoral, an attack on the humanity of youth and the sacred unity of families.
Why create over 800,000 more undocumented people? In whose interest is this action?
There are many answers. As we finish celebrating Labor Day, it is important to remember that the engines of neoliberal capitalism that continue to concentrate wealth into the hands of the 1% depend of vulnerable exploitable workers who either don’t know their rights or are afraid of claiming their rights.
Undocumented youth who are losing DACA will be vulnerable to the workplace abuses such as wage theft, discrimination, and sexual harassment that many of our undocumented sisters and brothers suffer routinely.
Call our legislators and ask them to champion the Dream Act in Congress. The Dream Act would give undocumented youth a path to apply for citizenship.
Senator Warren – 617-565-3170
Senator Markey – 617-565-8519
Rep. Seth Moulton – 978-531-1669
Join us this Thursday to learn how you can support immigrants and promote racial economic power!
When: Thursday, September 7th, 7-9pm
Where: Sacred Heart Parish, 571 Boston St, Lynn
What: Learn how you can join other people of faith and values to raise the minimum wage and pass Paid Family Leave. Together, we will receive training on signature gathering to get these important policies on the 2018 ballot. You will also learn what you can do to protect undocumented youth, Dreamers, once they lose protection when DACA ends as well as exciting progress on our efforts for statewide criminal justice reform.
With Trust in Our Collective Power,
Dr. Alexandra Pineros Shields.