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Rally to Defend DACA
September 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us at a rally to defend DACA & demand that Congressman Faso step up and fight for his constituents! Tuesday, September 5 at noon, 721 Broadway, Kingston.
Congressman Faso has said he supports legislation that would help young people with DACA remain permanently in the United States but we don’t need words, we need action! Join us to demand that Congressman Faso push his party leaders to pass legislation now that will provide a permanent solution for young people, with no strings attached.
Co-Sponsors: New York Immigration Coalition, Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, Worker Justice Center of New York, Community Voices Heard, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, Adelante Student Voices, Grace Latino Outreach, Rockland Immigration Coalition, Citizen Action NY – Hudson Valley, Jewish Voices for Peace – Hudson Valley, Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church, Peace is Not Silence (Kingston), WESPAC, (list in formation)
BACKGROUND: For five years, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program has provided nearly 1 million young people, including 50k New Yorkers, protection from deportation, the opportunity for higher education and jobs, and brought stability to our communities. But now DACA is at risk. We have heard the Trump administration might come out with a decision this week or early next and we must be ready! Last month, 10 anti-immigrant Attorneys General issued an ultimatum to the Trump Administration: either end the DACA program by September 5 or we’ll take you to court. So far, Trump has not responded. But we must be ready for whatever happens. The NYIC is calling on all of our members, allies and partners to be prepared to step up to protect DACA and New York’s DREAMers.
Multiple legislative solutions have been proposed in Congress but Speaker Ryan has not prioritized this urgent issue. We demand that congress pass a permanent legislative solution for DACA, that includes a path to citizenship, and has not strings attached! We need to make sure that our NY representatives knows that the people of New York are calling on them to #DefendDACA and all 11 million undocumented immigrants. NYIC is working together with our members and partners in the Hudson Valley, Central NY, and NYC to plan public responses to pressure our representatives to take action NOW.