We stand with Dreamers—take action with us now
We met the White House’s decision this week to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with disappointment and despair. Since 2012, DACA has opened a path for 800,000 young people who came to the United States as children to further their education, start new businesses, serve in our military, and better our country in countless ways.
The Children’s Campaign stands in solidarity with America’s Dreamers, including the 17,300 young Coloradans who are now at risk of deportation, a threat that is as irrational as it is cruel. Ending the DACA protection is contrary to our country’s values and ideals, and to common sense.
We must press Congress to pass legislation that ensures the continued participation and dignity of young people protected by DACA. Your action is crucial with so much on the line for our Dreamers, our state, and our country.
Contact your congressional representatives and ask them to publicly support Dreamers and to support legislation that would give them permanent protection. You can find resources to do this on the Stand with Dreamers website from FWD.US.
Call your representative and senator in Washington, D.C. right now:
Sen. Michael Bennet: 202-224-5852
Sen. Cory Gardner: 202-224-5941
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder: 202-225-2161
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Greeley: 202-225-4676
Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Jefferson County: 202-225-2645
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez: 202-225-4761
Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora: 202-225-7882
Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs: 202- 225-4422
Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver: 202-225-4431
For more information about DACA termination and other ways to take action, visit DefendDACA.com. If you’d like to attend an event to support Dreamers that is happening in your part of the state, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is posting events. For anyone who is looking for legal resources in this time of uncertainty, visit the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network page. For those in classrooms, click here if you’re looking for resources about how to talk with kids and their families (compiled by our partners at Teach For America – Colorado).
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