Washington, DC – On August 15th, immigrant youth and allies from across the country will rally and march outside the White House to demand the Trump administration protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) programs. This event is part of a national day of action led by immigrant youth.
September 5th is the arbitrary deadline that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 9 other right-wing politicians have given Trump to end the DACA program. DACA is in immediate danger and the lives of nearly 1,000,000 young immigrants are on the line.
August 15th marks the milestone anniversary when immigrant youth were first able to apply for DACA protection in 2012. Over the past five years, DACA has provided immigrant youth protection from deportation, the opportunity for higher education and jobs, and more stability to our communities. Similarly, TPS has aided over 300,000 immigrants from Africa, Haiti, Central America and other countries that have suffered from major catastrophes.
DACA recipients, immigrants protected under TPS and our allies have a message to the Trump administration: We have won before, we will win again, and we are #HereToStay.
New York City, Miami, Austin, Tucson, Oklahoma City, and other cities across the country are hosting their own activities. For a Full List of Actions: DefendDACA.com
Who: United We Dream and CASA, with immigrant youth and allies including Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), other nationally recognized leaders and beneficiaries of the DACA & TPS programs. A marching band from El Salvador and drummers will pump up the crowd.
Where: Lafayette Park – 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500
When: Tuesday, August 15th, at 11:30am – 3:00pm ET
CASA is a Latino and immigrant organization and a national leader in building power and improving the quality of life in low-income Latino and immigrant communities. Its vision is for a future in which diverse and thriving communities live free from discrimination and fear, and work together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. Over its 30-year history CASA has established itself as a strong national leader in innovations for Latino and immigrant-focused services, and backbone organization for collective impact involving community-based, government and private partners.