Family Values @ Work

Statement by Family Values @ Work on Administration Decision to End DACA

Statement by Family Values @ Work on Administration Decision to End DACA

September 6, 2017

The Statue of Liberty’s welcome has not changed, and neither should our nation’s. People come to the United States to make life better for themselves and their families; immigrants contribute in multiple ways to our community and to our culture.

The decision by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA – a program that protected 800,000 young immigrants from deportation and provided them with the ability to work and go to school – flies in the face of who we claim to be as a country. It hurls every one of these young people and their loved ones into a state of constant fear. The threat to end DACA also emboldens the violent white supremacists who wreaked havoc in Charlottesville just two weeks ago.

As a nation that prides itself on valuing families, we cannot allow these families to be torn apart. We call on all those participating in or following the Family Values @ Work network to join us in the following steps:

Call your representatives in Congress to demand they enact a permanent solution for Dreamers and their families, starting with the Dream Act of 2017. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to connect to your Senators and House representative.

Help elevate the voices of DACAmented youth by sharing their stories on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtags #DefendDACA and #HereToStay.