Help Protect Immigrant Dreamers with DACA
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There are more than 800,000 plus Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients who have benefited around the U.S. in tremendous ways. Since 2012, the DACA program has given Immigrant Dreamers the ability to acquire a job with benefits, obtain a Social Security number, gain better access to higher education and more fully participate in their communities and Churches.
One of the many Immigrant Dreamers who has benefited from DACA is Jose Espinosa, who was brought to the U.S. by his parents at four years old. When he first entered the U.S. he lived in California for six years, but shortly after he moved to Memphis, Tennessee. When Jose was a Freshmen in High School, God drew him to repentance and faith in Jesus at fourteen years old. Since then, Jose has graduated from the University of Memphis and is now the Music and Program Director at Bellevue Bellavista Church in Memphis.
Jose is one of the thousands of Immigrant Dreamers who has benefited from the DACA program—others around the country have benefited by becoming teachers, entrepreneurs, service-members, college Students, health care providers, business managers, and social workers.
Despite the benefits DACA has provided for Dreamers like Jose and others, the decision to rescind the DACA program was made on September 5, 2017, and will be officially rescinded in three weeks, on March 5, 2018. However, since September 5, 2017, 122 DACA Recipients have lost their status each day, totaling more 18,000—even though they came to the U.S. as young children without any choice in the matter.
Leviticus 19:33-34 says, “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” God tells Israel (and us) that when it comes to Immigrants, we are not to do him (or her) wrong but rather, love the Immigrant as yourself.
With 3 weeks until the DACA program officially rescinds, we have an amazing privilege and opportunity to love the 800,000 plus Immigrant Dreamers by signing this petition urging Congress to pass a bipartisan solution that respects the rule of law, secures the border, and protects the 800,000 plus Immigrant Dreamers and allows them to stay in the U.S. Please consider signing and sharing this on your social media accounts!
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