The U.S Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ruled on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While we celebrate the ruling as a victory for DACA recipients, allowing Dreamers the continued ability to safely live and work in the U.S. for now, the Administration can still attempt to end DACA at a later date. We must not allow this to happen.
Most DACA recipients have spent the majority of their lives in the U.S., many have families, and their lives are interwoven in the fabric of our society as members of our communities. Additionally, there are 62,000 DACA-eligible healthcare workers involved in the COVID-19 response. We remember that the DACA program was never intended to be a permanent solution and we therefore need to keep working for a permanent pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6, one year ago. H.R. 6 would give a path to citizenship for Dreamers. Now, in the wake of SCOTUS’ ruling, the U.S. Senate must act in order to protect Dreamers from the risk of deportation and family separation.
Take action by emailing your Senators today and demand that they bring to the floor and pass S. 874, the DREAM Act. Additionally, we are urging Senators to introduce and co-sponsor a companion bill to H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act. A sample text has been prepared, which you can edit to make it more personal or send as it is.
Use this form to take action by emailing your Senators and demand that they bring to the floor and pass S. 874, the DREAM Act, and work with others to introduce and co-sponsor a companion bill to H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act. We have developed the initial draft message but we encourage you to make it your own. Click in the boxes to the left to change the letter, adding in your personal stories and requests.
Our emailing system will input your signature at the bottom of the letter.
Once you're satisfied with your letter, click "Send Email" at the bottom of the page and your voice will be counted!
Call your Senators directly.
Click this link and locate your state in the drop down menu on the left. Then call the Senator directly, using the office phone numbers listed. We've given you a sample script you may wish to use.
"As your constituent, a person of faith, and a member of the Franciscan Action Network, I urge you to co-sponsor and support S. 874, the DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill that would protect Dreamers and provide these immigrants with a path to citizenship. I also ask that you introduce and co-sponsor a companion bill to H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act.
My community and I strongly support Dreamers and their families. Dreamers are working and contribute $52 billion annually to our economy. They are our sisters and brothers and important members of our communities.
Thank for doing everything possible to provide Dreams with a path to citizenship."