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#DefendDACA Women’s March and the Adrian Dominican Public Statement on DACA

On Tuesday, the Trump administration refused to renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), reinforcing the hatred, white supremacy, bigotry, violence and xenophobia that continues to cast a shadow in this country and around the world.

This decision could tear mothers from their children, our neighbors from their homes, our classmates from their education, and some of our nation’s most promising and hard working Americans from the futures they deserve. The lives of 800,000 undocumented young people are at stake if we do not act now.

If you marched with us in January, we ask you to #DefendDACA now. Here are two ways you can take action today:

1. Contact key members of Congress to pass the DREAM Act. Use this tool to call and tweet at legislators.

2. Flood the streets to declare that immigrants are here to stay. Find an action near you!

Our voices are loud, strong and united. Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we must continue to protect immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin. We will not back down.

In fierce community,
Women’s March

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The Adrian Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan public statement on DACA

September 5, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – The General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following response to President Donald Trump’s end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA granted a path to citizenship for young adults who, as children, immigrated to the United States with their parents, but without legal documentation. 

The Adrian Dominican Sisters decry the Trump Administration’s harsh action to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has protected more than 800,000 young people from being deported from the only country they know as home. 

Our Sisters have worked side-by-side with young “Dreamers” under the DACA program to help them remain in school, seek employment, and come out of the shadows as vibrant contributing members of our communities. We grieve for the pain and hardship this will cause them and their families. This ill-considered and disgraceful action runs counter to our national and economic interests as well as to basic American values of decency in how we treat others, especially the young. 

As women of faith who have long called for immigration reform, we urge Congress to take immediate action to protect these young people – Americans in every sense of the word – by enacting the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017.

For other Adrian OP news:  http://www.adriandominicans.org/

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