DREAM Action

Our Youth, Our Future

Defend DACA and TPS - Citizenship for All!

We are initiating a 24-hr, 22-day action in front of the White House, aimed at bringing together immigrants and supporters to fight for our communities. A strong round-the-clock presence starting on August 15th (the five-year anniversary of DACA’s implementation) leading up to September 5th (deadline given by the ten Attorney Generals to President Trump to rescind DACA and potential cancellation of the South Sudan and Sudan TPS program is in early September) is our commitment to put pressure on the White House and Congress to do what it takes to protect DACA and TPS, and promote citizenship for all.

The vigil will commence in the late afternoon of August 15th in front of the White House. NAKASEC, FAN and others will hold constant presence – morning, noon, night and overnight – until September 5. Our base camp is at Murrow Park (18th and H Streets, NW, located in front of the IMF and two blocks from the White House). At this space, we will organize daily faith blessings and prayers at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., as well as conduct orientations and organize teach-ins.

To get involved, please contact Jung Woo Kim at jung@nakasec.org.

Why Now

Mean-spirited anti-immigrant politics and the Trump Administration’s constant attacks on immigrant communities is reaching a crisis point. Two critical programs – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protective Status (TPS) are in danger. DACA is under imminent threat of lawsuit by TX Attorney General along with nine states, and TPS is facing threat of cancellation by the Administration. DACA provides eligible immigrant youth the chance to live, study, and work without fear of deportation for a temporary period. Nearly 800,000 young people are currently pursuing their hopes and dreams, freed from constant fear of getting torn from their families by immigration enforcement, thanks to DACA protection. Similarly, Temporary Protective Status (TPS) has opened hundreds of thousands of opportunities to approximately 400,000 people, but may not be renewed for Haiti, Honduras and El Salvador.

DREAM Action: Our Youth, Our Future

Updated on 2017-08-16T06:48:57+00:00, by Yongho Kim.