Congress had six months to protect Dreamers after Trump cancelled their DACA protections and they failed.
In this dangerous political moment, we know that young immigrants without permanent legal protections can be deported. “There’s no population that’s off the table,” Thomas Homan, the acting director of ICE, told reporters in December. “If you’re in the country illegally, we’re looking for you.”
To protect Dreamers and their families, this November we must vote out those in Congress who keep our communities in a state of terror and crisis, and vote in those who share our moral values.
If you’re with Bend the Arc in the fight for a Dream Act, join us on Monday, March 26 for our next national call to learn how Jewish communities can organize over the next eight months to replace Members of Congress who enable Trump’s immoral agenda.
National Jewish Resistance Call:
Winning the Dream Act by Winning in November
with Greisa Martinez, Advocacy & Policy Director at United We Dream
and special guest Rabbi Dorothy Richman
Monday, March 26th
8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
On the call, you will:
- Hear from our immigrant allies about what it will take to win the Dream Act with Greisa Martinez, Advocacy & Policy Director at United We Dream
- Preview our electoral strategy to defeat Members of Congress who enable Trump’s immoral agenda with Rachel Ackoff, Deputy Field Director at Bend the Arc Jewish Action
- Find wisdom and inspiration for your resistance work in the Passover season with Rabbi Dorothy Richman
If we don’t get to work soon to win control of Congress in November, we can expect more arrests of our immigrant neighbors in every corner of the country.
As TIME reported this week in “'No One Is Safe.' How Trump’s Immigration Policy Is Splitting Families Apart”:
Between 2016 and 2017, apprehensions of undocumented immigrants jumped by a third. That increase was driven primarily by arrests of people ... with no prior criminal record … [including] community leaders, doting parents and children: a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy in San Antonio; a grandmother described as the “backbone” of a Navy veteran’s family; a father of two in Detroit who had lived in the U.S. since he was 10 years old.1
If you want to be a part of stopping the political chaos and danger this November, join our next national call on Monday, March 26.
Rabbi Jason Kimelman Block, Washington Director