Sept 5, 2017.
Donald Trump has made the despicable decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and put the lives of 800,000 immigrant youth and their families at risk.
We feared this day would come but are also ready to fight back! Today we will announce with our allies new legal action taken in response to President Trump’s rescission of the DACA program.
You can take action now: Call House Speaker Paul Ryan and demand he take action TODAY!
Trump’s latest move, which emboldens white supremacy across the country, declares war on young immigrants and their families. Our members traveled to D.C. this morning to make their voices heard at the Nation’s capital. We will continue to defend our communities, and we will only get louder and bolder. Immigrants are Here To Stay!
Tonight we will host a Town Hall for the community and those impacted by the DACA announcement at 6pm at our Queens office (92-10 Roosevelt Ave. Jackson Heights, NY 11372). We will also offer info sessions at our other offices, as well as “know your rights” workshops, access to direct services and support throughout the week.
We will stand strong against attacks on immigrant youth and ALL attacks on our community.
We will keep you updated as we learn more. Thank you for your support.
— Javier H. Valdés & Deborah Axt, Co-Executive Directors