How to Help Win a Clean DREAM Act
For years, the fate of undocumented people - and particularly undocumented youth - has been thrown around like a political football on Capitol Hill, used as a bargaining chip in lots of unrelated partisan fights.
This perennial nightmare was made much worse in early September, when Donald Trump announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
That didn't sit well with immigrant rights advocates, who have pressed a bipartisan group of elected officials to vote soon on the DREAM Act of 2017. The bill would provide a path to citizenship for more than 800,000 DREAMers who came to the US as children.
The best chance for passage is by this Friday, December 8, when funding for the government expires.
(*One more important thing: advocates who have been down this road many times emphasize that the vote needs to be on a clean DREAM Act. By "clean", they simply mean a standalone bill that doesn't protect some members of immigrant communities by harming others.)
How to help win passage of a clean DREAM Act
Urge your member of Congress (202.224.3121) to vote for a clean DREAM Act.
Willing to do even more? Participate in the Seed Project's nonviolent direct action opportunities throughout the week of December 4, by sitting in at Congressional offices nationwide on Monday/Tuesday and mobilizing in Washington DC on Thursday/Friday.