Trump has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young illegal immigrants who were brought here as children from deportation. No one new will be admitted to the program, and the 800,000 currently in the program will start to lose their legal status in March 2018 if Congress does not enact a substitute.
Business leaders have signed a letter to Trump asking for protection for Dreamers and stating their belief that these young people play a vital part in the success of our country.
Republicans may not be averse to supporting bipartisan legislation to protect these young people, and Trump himself has called upon Congress to Do Something. So there’s hope.
1. Call your Member of Congress and ask them to support a bipartisan Dream Act to protect all the existing DACA recipients as well as all young people who, having been brought here as children, have made this country their home.
2. Sign up to receive United We Dream SMS updates. They’ll tell you about calls to make, and - if you enjoy going to rallies and protests - they’ll alert you about these sorts of activities in your area. (You can also donate to them if you choose.)