Support the Dream!

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.