DACA Call to Action

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that the Trump Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed certain undocumented children present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012, to obtain work permits and apply for Social Security numbers without fear of penalty. SABA opposes this decision and encourages our members to reach out to their members of Congress to ask for action to help the 800,000+ who will be affected. Below you will find information on contacting your Representative followed by information for DACA recipients and lawyers representing them.

Find your Representative

https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Script for calling Congressman:

“Hi, my name is [  ] and I am calling from [City, State] and my Zip Code is [   ]. I am calling in support of DACA recipients or DREAMERS. I urge you to swiftly support legislation that would provide a pathway toward legalization for these young people who put their faith in the United States to protect them. I also urge you to appeal to the President to keep the DACA program in place until such legislation is passed. Dreamers are an integral part of our country and hope you will show heart and support them.”

4 Legislative Proposals that are currently before Congress (per AILA):

On 7/28/17, Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) introduced the American Hope Act of 2017, which would provide young people, who were brought to this country as children and grew up in the United States, the chance to apply for lawful permanent residence. The bill has over 110 cosponsors. AILA Doc. No. 17072801

On 7/26/17, Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced the House version of the Dream Act of 2017, which would provide young people who were brought to the U.S. as children, the chance to apply for LPR status, if they meet certain requirements. AILA Doc. No. 17072764

On 7/20/17, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, which would provide young people who were brought to this country as children and grew up in the U.S., the chance to apply for lawful permanent residence, if they meet certain requirements. AILA Doc. No. 17072104

On 3/9/17, Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced the Recognizing America’s Children Act (H.R. 1468), which would allow young people who were brought to this country as children and grew up in the U.S. to adjust their status. The bill has 18 Republican cosponsors. AILA Doc. No. 17083060