This week, Love Resists activist networks and partners are mobilizing thousands of people to call on Congress to make a clean Dream Act and permanent residency for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders a reality across the United States.
Right now, young people who would have qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and been able to continue building their lives at home in the United States are being picked up by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents and threatened with deportation. As each new TPS deadline passes, thousands lose their protected status and are forced return to countries they no longer call home. Each day Congress delays action on these issues, lives are in danger.
Members of the Love Resists team along with All Souls Unitarian Church and other area Unitarian Universalists will be joining events in Washington, D.C., to show solidarity with our immigrant community members. We encourage you to learn more about the planned events below and to join us in reminding Congress that immigrants are welcome and #HeretoStay. No matter where you are, we need you to join in the call!
Amplify the Demand and Show Solidarity in Your Own Community
- Use this toolkit to amplify the Immigrant Communities Day of Action online.
- Call your legislators at 888-778-6856 to tell them that immigrants are here to stay. UndocuBlack has talking points and a one page info sheet to download.
- Sign United We Dream’s petition to show your support for a clean Dream Act.
- Organize a solidarity event in your community and remind your neighbors that immigrants are welcome.
If you’re able to go to D.C., here’s what you need to know:
If you’re in the area the day before, you can also join a press conference coordinated by the UndocuBlack Network at the House Triangle starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday! More details here.
Stay Connected with Our Partners and Movement Leaders
The UndocuBlack Network is a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community and contributes to transforming the lived realities of Black people.
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United We Dream is the first and largest national immigrant youth-led organization fighting for relief & fair treatment for all undocumented immigrants.
The Seed Project is committed to winning permanent protection for undocumented youth without forcing our community deeper into the shadows.