Meet my grandfather, John Acciaioli, who in 1911 emigrated from Italy to America.
You’ve heard it said many times before, “Unless you are a Native American, we are a nation of immigrants.” Even the President’s grandfather, Friedreich Trump, emigrated to America from Germany. (He ran a brothelwhich is slated to become a tourist attraction. You read it correctly.)
Whatever reason brought our relatives to America, it’s time we show our gratitude by standing by our fellow immigrants, DACA recipients, and demand Congress do the same.
According to Indivisible’s National Team: It’s time for us all to stand up and defend DACA recipients. On Tuesday, President Trump went back on his word and ended DACA (along with the never-disappointing-white-supremacist Jeff Sessions), leaving 800,000 immigrant youth with the prospect of imminent deportation to countries they’ve never called home. Unless Congress acts, Trump’s decision will tear families apart and destroy our nation’s promise to be a land of opportunity for all. Tell your MoCs that you want the Dream Act attached to every must-pass bill in Congress. Not in three months. Not next year. But now. See our resources on standup.indivisibleguide.com.
We are fortunate to have all four members of our congressional delegation committed to each DACA recipient. While Senator Whitehouse has publicly committed to attach a DACA protective measure to must-pass legislation, Senator Reed has called for the immediate passage of a clean Dream Act (no riders such as a provision for border wall funding).
As of last Tuesday, Trump set off a six-month ticking time bomb. Those covered by DACA will be deported on March 5th. We will monitor legislation this week. If nothing meaning develops to protect the Dreamers, our Resist Tuesday local congressional office visits will begin next Tuesday, September 19th.