Did you know?
On September 5th, President Trump made the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program*. The Department of Homeland Security announced that it would accept renewal applications for DACA recipients whose DACAwould expire between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. To renew, you had to submit your application by October 5, 2017.
After October 5, 2017, the federal government is not accepting any applications for DACA. Those who have DACA will be protected until the expiration date listed on their work permit.
With DACA over, we now look to Congress to pass a long-term, permanent solution that will protect young immigrants and open a pathway to citizenship.
Over the last few months, 5 bills have been filed in Congress that want to do just that.
Attention all Educators–Students in Tennessee need you today.
Join the 12 Days of #DreamAction Campaign led by our partner, The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and advocate for the passage of the DREAM Act for immigrant youth and teachers.
What you can do today:
Sign the letter and urge your fellow educators to join you.
Post a picture or video on social media using the #12DaysofDream message template and using the hashtags: #DreamAction #12DaysofDream #DreamActNow and #TnEducators4Dreamers. Include why, as an educator, you are in support of a clean Dream Act: ex. “I support a clean Dream Act because I witness first hand the burden that undocumented status has on many of my students who have lived the majority of their lives in the United States and want the opportunity to contribute and follow their dreams.”
Tag @SenBobCorker and @SenAlexander in your posts. Make sure your post is public so everyone can see it.
Learn more about the DREAM Act , including more ways to get involved, and tips on making phone calls to your congress people.