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Over 240 Organizations Sign on Urging Congress to Protect California’s Children and Pass the DREAM Act

 

This week, 244 organizations, non-profits, parent groups, and businesses from across California joined together to urge congress to protect California's children, and pass the DREAM Act before the end of the year.

The futures of thousands of California families were thrown into limbo when the Trump Administration eliminated DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, which protects eligible immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. More than 200,000 of the 800,000 DACA recipients live in California. And one in four DREAMers—about 50,000 youth and young adults in California—are parents of U.S. born children.

This is the critical moment right now for hundreds of thousands of our neighbors across our state, and country. More than 11,000 young immigrants and counting have already lost DACA protections, and with them their ability to work, support their families, and be protected from deportations separating parents from children. Every day that passes, more and more people lose these critical protections. It's time to enact a permanent solution that will cement DREAMers' sense of security and belonging in this country, their home.

Click here to download the letter submitted to congress this week.