We believe in the dignity of all human beings, in the importance of families, in equal opportunity for all, and in justice, fairness, and compassion. We are grieved that DACA has been rescinded; this action shows an indefensible and reprehensible disregard for the 800,000 young DREAMers who were brought to this country as young children and have grown up here, graduated from high school, attended college, participated in the work force, paid taxes, purchased homes, raised families, and have otherwise shown themselves to be exemplary upstanding, law-abiding contributors to our society. We uphold the official statements of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on issues of immigration and, like the Church, support “an approach where undocumented immigrants are allowed to square themselves with the law.” We now call upon Congress to pass the DREAM Act of 2017 or similar legislation to protect these vulnerable DREAMers and to provide a path to citizenship for them.
Today we call upon people of conscience everywhere to make sure that their elected representatives do just this.
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Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [PLACE & ZIP CODE]. I’m calling today because DACA is ending and it is past time for a legislative solution.
We urgently need to protect DREAMers. There is not time to wait for comprehensive immigration reform. Because of this I am asking you to support the discharge petition in the House that will force a vote on the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act has broad bipartisan support. This should go beyond party-line politics.
I believe in securing a future for the 800,000 Dreamers who are our friends and neighbors. They are part of the fabric of our nation, and we are stronger because of them. Will the Congressperson support the DREAM Act and the discharge petition that will force a vote?
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