The Fight Ahead
We are facing dangerous times but we are not giving up in our fight to legalize and provide a pathway to citizenship for the over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country. We continue to advocate for Congress to take meaningful action on immigration by advocating for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and other efforts in support of our community. We are resisting and will continue to resist the attacks from the current administration. We will not give up and we will fight for a United States that values its diversity, that values immigrants and refugees, and a country that respects our dignity as human beings.
DACA & DREAM Act:
On Sept. 5th, the current administration rescinded DACA after threats from state leaders from 10 states to sue the US if the program was not phased out or eliminated. Under this repeal, people will no longer be able to apply for DACA or the first time as of Sept. 6, 2017, and for people who already have DACA, they will be able to keep their work permit until it expires. For those whose work permits expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, they have between Sept. 5, 2017 and Oct. 5, 2017 to submit a renewal application. For those whose work permits expire after March 5, 2018, they will not be able to re-apply for renewal.
We continue to fight to #DefendDACA and applaud efforts by states, including Colorado, to sue the federal government for the repeal of DACA. We are also fighting for a clean DREAM Act that takes the first step to creating humane and just immigration system that recognizes that all people have a right to move for safety and for a better life and prioritizes keeping families together. We will not stand for efforts to divide our community, or any increases in funding for the border wall, to militarize the border, to put more ICE boots on the ground or to put more immigrants in detention beds.
Check out the following links for additional information:
- Click here to learn more about the DACA repeal.
- Click here to get financial help for your DACA renewal.
- Click here to learn about your labor rights given the DACA repeal.
- Click here to learn how you can still attend college without DACA.
- Click here to learn more about other forms of relief.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-893-3500