Today, the federal government will accept the very last DACA applications as the program phases out. Now, the futures of 8300 DACA recipients in Tennessee have an expiration date. Unless Congress takes action.
If Congress fails to take action, tens of thousands of DACA recipients will lose their protection from deportation and ability to work by March 5th, 2018. Each subsequent day, an estimated 938 DACA recipients will become undocumented.
Congress has no excuse not to pass legislation like the Dream Act and to ensure that no DACA recipients lose their ability to participate and contribute in our communities or face the risk of deportation; it’s what Americans want. 76% of Americans want Dreamers to remain in the U.S. as citizens or lawful permanent residents, including two-thirds of self-identified Trump voters.
Read our latest blog about the state of play of the Dream Act and other recently filed legislation that would affect DACA recipients and their families.
It's been one month since the Trump administration cruelly terminated the DACA program. Today, as the last applications are accepted, let's make sure our Senators hear loud and clear that immigrant youth and their families can't wait. We need a clean Dream Act now.
Will you take 2 minutes to make a phone call to our Senators and urge them to support a clean Dream Act now?
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