We Stand with Dreamers

August 30, 2017

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Action on behalf of Dreamers is needed today. We are reaching out to reinforce our commitment to standing up for the civil rights of all public school students at every turn - regardless of their immigration status - and to invite you to join us in taking action today.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a federal program in place since 2012 to protect undocumented immigrant youth who were brought to the United States as children by granting them a temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called "deferred action."

DACA, which protects over 800,000 individuals across the country and over 240,000 individuals in California, is in jeopardy and could soon come to an end. Ten state attorneys general are threatening to sue the Trump Administration if DACA is not rescinded by September 5th.

The only permanent solution for these youth is The DREAM Act of 2017, a bill introduced in July with bipartisan support. Passing this legislation would give Dreamers the security of legal status and a path to citizenship so they can continue to go to school, work and participate in the country they've called home for most, if not all, of their lives.

Charter school students across California would also benefit from the DREAM Act. CCSA stands firmly with our national partners on behalf of the Dreamers seeking a quality education to prepare them for college, career, and a better life for their families.

Consider joining us in taking action before September 5. Click here to be connected directly with your members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the DREAM Act of 2017.

In solidarity,

Jed

Jed Wallace
President and CEO
CCSA