This move stokes the culture of fear that Trump feeds every day with his racist, xenophobic rhetoric. And it will have real consequences–consequences that go beyond the immediate effects of ending DACA, and harm women. How many young domestic violence victims will be silenced for fear of deportation? What workplace discrimination will young women endure if they are working off the books? How many sexual assaults will occur without consequences for the perpetrator?
Trump is a bully, and he’s picking on young people. But this is not a schoolyard, and the potential for danger is very real.
No human being is illegal, and the National Organization for Women fiercely condemns the end of DACA. We will never stop demanding safety for immigrant women and families; today is no exception.
Defend DACA – Here are some ways you can take action:
- Advocate: Sign the Latino Victory Project’s petition asking Congress to pass the DREAM Act to defend 800,000 youths who call America home.
- Demand Action: Ask your legislators to support comprehensive immigration reform, which starts with Congress passing the bipartisan #DreamAct2017.
- Get Educated: Learn how you can protect the rights of immigrants with resources from MIRA Coalition and Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights.
- March for Dreamers: Join the Action Network’s March in Boston on September 30th to show your support for our young Dreamers!
- Inspire Others: Share your stories and resources for how we can make sure our Dreamers are #HereToStay