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We All Deserve to Dream

The recent news about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) spurred many different emotions in our community, from sadness to anger and more, especially for those who would be impacted directly by this policy change. Above all, this news confirms that we urgently need a clean and strong DREAM Act.

We know that President Trump’s attack on our immigrant brothers and sisters does not stop with DACA. At least 11 million undocumented people live in the United States, each with a unique story and dream. Right now, we must call on our leaders to protect each of them.

Of these 11 million undocumented immigrants who call the United States home, about 800,000 are the DACA recipients who have been eligible to live without the previous fear of immediate deportation. Others live in limbo with Temporary Protected Status. But the vast majority of our undocumented neighbors have absolutely no protection from detention or deportation.

DACA recipients, or Dreamers, must remain united with the rest of our undocumented brothers and sisters. We know that all of these 11 million people are also working toward their dreams in this country. We must stand with our parents, the original dreamers. We must stand with those experiencing arbitrary punishment and unfair treatment in detention centers, especially those in our own San Bernardino community at the Adelanto Detention Center.

Right now, Congress has an opportunity to do the right thing. They can pass a comprehensive Dream Act in order to protect more of these members of our community. Democrats and Republicans must come together to pass legislation that protects DACA recipients as well as everyone else seeking protection and a direct path to citizenship.

Make your voice heard. Here’s how.

Tell your representative in Congress

Pass a comprehensive Dream Act to protect all our undocumented neighbors. Click here to find your representative’s contact information.

Tell the attorney general’s office

Investigate conditions at the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernardino County.

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