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Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Clean Dream Act Now

As the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation college student, I’ve always been surrounded by inspiring, powerful, and hard-working people. I’ve learned what it means to not just dream of a better life, but to sweat and bleed for it only to have our government treat us like criminals, or as if we are less than human. Young immigrants deserve to live with dignity in the country, to reach for our dreams without a target on our backs. Sign the petition to call on Congress to pass the Dream Act. Last year, the Trump administration announced that it would be ending the DACA program, which gave deportation relief to 700,000 undocumented people who arrived here as children – many of them my peers and friends. Now, he’s put it up to Congress to find a solution for so many young people, and legislators are using our lives as a political football to argue over funding for harmful agendas like Trump’s Border Wall. We’re no longer leaving it to legislators to decide the fate of our communities. We’re raising our voices to demand action which protects young immigrants without throwing our parents under the bus. We stand on the shoulders of our elders; our successes are due to our parents. We won’t accept a Dream Act which criminalizes them, separates families, or which wastes money on unnecessary border security. We deserve a clean Dream Act – now. Join our movement to stand with immigrants today.  Versión en Español Click here to tweet it: Share it with your friends on Facebook:

Jassary Rico
28,230 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Department of Homeland Security, Paul Ryan, U.S. House of Representatives, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senate, Andrew Cuomo, Eliot Engel, Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

Eliminate DACA Renewal Fees

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was an American immigration policy approach, that was passed as part of the Obama administration’s in June of 2012. This allowed some undocumented individuals, who were brought to the United States as children, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation as well as be eligible for a work permit. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, currently ranges between the ages of 16 to 35 years old and has prevented the termination of protections of 800,000 immigrants in the United States (Dickerson, 2018). On December 23, 2016, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA and Dreamers, application renewal was increased. Despite dreamer’s tax contributions, there are considered ineligible for the benefits or programs their tax money goes towards (Totiyapungprasert, 2017). The cost dreamers must pay for their renewal, exceeds the amount necessary for authorities to process their applications. The Department of Homeland Security, reported that the fees are excessive and do not match the actual cost to determine dreamer’s status (Smith, 2017). There are numerous Universal Declaration of Human Rights that are being violated towards dreamers. Not providing equal access to resources is a direct violation of Article 7 and Article 22. According to our Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 7 states, that all are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of the Declaration of Human rights (United Nations, 1948). However, on September 5, 2017, Donald Trump announced his intentions of eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The proposed legislation of targeting youth immigrants for deportation violates their protection against discrimination. The protection of our human rights is a duty provided to all individuals regardless of their race or citizenship status. Additionally, our Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 22 states, all are members of the community as well as have the right to access resources, social security, and are entitled to realization (United Nations, 1948). Although dreamers contribute in taxes, like other citizens in the United States, dreamers do not have equal access to resources or financial assistance programs whereas, US citizens do. Human rights should not be granted based on citizenship, as this article states, ALL are equal but unfortunately dreamers battle to be treated as such.  My proposal is to eliminate the DACA renewal cost, develop an immigration policy that provides equal access to resources, opportunities, as well as does not violate our human rights. It is not solely one individual or group that is held accountable for influencing the implementation this policy change. Together, we develop ways to be seen and heard by community members, agencies, as well as higher authorities until the change is implemented.      Dickerson, C. (2018, January 25). What Is DACA? Who Are the Dreamers? Here Are Some Answers. New York Times. Retrieved from Smith. I. (2017, March 3). Who’s Paying for the DACA Program? The Hill. Retrieved by Totiyapungprasert, P. (2017, September 7). How Much Do Dreamers Pay In Taxes? Bustle. Retrieved from United Nations. (1948). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Web.    

Yaralise Gonzalez
83 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Lucha , La Union Chicanx Hijxs de Aztlan

Demand a UTRGV DREAM Center Now: Joaquin Luna Center for DREAMers

Now is the time to take your chance to ‘walk the street with us into making history’! The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley currently has the highest population of ‘DACAmented’ students, also known as DREAMers.  UTRGV is one of several universities that has lacked in providing adequate resources and information to the ‘DACAmented’ and undocumented students. But it’s not too late to change that! La Union Chicanx Hijix  De Aztlan (LUCHA), UNITE for Gender and Reproductive Equity (URGE) Young Democratic Socialist of America (YDSA), and Texas Freedom Network/Texas Rising (TFN) are urging UTRGV to approve the creation of ‘The Joaquin Luna Center for Dreamers’ for ‘DACAmented’ students, undocumented students, and surrounding communities. Building ‘The Joaquin Luna Center for Dreamers’ ‘DACAmented’, undocumented students, and surrounding communities UTRGV will be providing a haven where they can find accurate information and helpful resources to assure them that they are not alone. These resources would include but are not limited to: guidance, counseling, scholarship information, and DACA workshops.  Join in on our coro of voices that is luchando for our DACA familia!     ¡Ahora es el momento para tomar la oportunidad de “caminar la calle con nosotros hacia la historia!” Al momento, La Universidad de Texas Rio Grande Valley tiene el mayor número de estudiantes bajo DACA llamados "DREAMers". UTRGV es una de las muchas universidades que ha fallado en proveer recursos adecuados e información para los estudiantes indocumentados y en DACA. ¡Pero no es muy tarde para cambiar eso! La Unión Chicanx Hijxs de Aztlán (LUCHA), Unión por el Género y Equidad Reproductiva (URGE), Joven Socialista Democrático de América (YDSA), y Texas Freedom Network/Texas Rising (TFN) impulsan a UTRGV en aprobar la creación del ‘Centro Joaquín Luna para Dreamers’, estudiantes DACA, estudiantes indocumentados, y la comunidad alrededor. Creando el ‘Centro Joaquín Luna para Dreamers’, UTRGV proveerá un refugio donde encontraran información precisa y recursos útiles para asegurarlos que no están solos. ¡Únete al coro de voces que está luchando por la familia DACA!        

La Union Chicanx Hijxs de Aztlan
146 supporters
Started 1 month ago


Help Protect Immigrant Dreamers with DACA

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!

Memphis immigration Project
137 supporters