OAKLAND, CA - For generations, immigrants have moved to America and made it what it is today. My family arrived to this country filled with hope and were determined to accomplish their dreams in this land of opportunity. My family knew that it would take hard work, perseverance, and grit to succeed and their hard work made America better and stronger. They were ready to create a new life for their children and our future generations.
This is no less true for the individuals who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status that grants them the right to work and be educated in this country. Recent media reports continue to suggest that President Trump will end the critically important DACA program, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to pursue careers and education without fear of deportation
DACA is a federal program created in 2012 to protect undocumented immigrant youth brought to the United States as children by granting them temporary permission to stay in the U.S. DACA protects over 800,000 individuals across the country and over 240,000 individuals in California.
Right now, this program is in jeopardy and could soon come to an end.
DACA students have been raised and educated here in the U.S., they are a part of our national community, and they represent one of the best parts about America – being the land of immigrants, opportunity, and a place where all people can succeed. DACA students are our scholars and leaders. They are essential to the future of ALL Americans.
Consider joining us in taking action before September 5. Click here to be connected directly with your members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the DREAM Act of 2017.
Chief Executive Officer
Amethod Public Schools