(WASHIGNTON, D.C., 11/2/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging American Muslims and all people of conscience to attend United We Dream’s “Operation Dream Act Now!” November 9th rally in Washington, D.C., calling on Congress to pass a clean Dream Act by December. CAIR is a co-sponsor of the event.
November 9 marks more than two months since President Donald Trump ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and one year since he was elected into office. The time is now, and November 9th will be the day on which America tells Congress: we demand a clean Dream Act by December!
In September, CAIR condemned President Trump’s termination of the DACA program as “pandering to the demands of anti-immigrant extremists.”
DACA is the Obama-era federal administrative relief from deportation policy that protects the rights of some 800,000 undocumented young people, commonly referred to as “Dreamers,” brought to the United States as children. Since President Obama established the DACA program in 2012, it has opened a path for over three quarter of a million-young people in the United States to cultivate their business ideas, serve in the military, advance their education, and contribute to our country in innumerable ways.
Start: November 9 at 1 PM
Location: Columbus Circle Louisiana Ave NE & Columbus Circle Northeast Washington, DC 20002
Facebook Event Page: Operation Dream Act Now!
WHAT IS A **CLEAN** DREAM ACT?
We need a permanent solution for our undocumented young people, but we will also not allow anti-immigrant extremists and their accomplices to use undocumented young people as bargaining chips for draconian measures to fulfill the Trump administration’s white supremacy wish list. A clean DREAM Act means Congress must swiftly pass this widely popular bipartisan bill without any additions or amendments that will put our families and the rest of our immigrant community at greater risk for undue detention and deportation. That’s why we’re fighting for a clean DREAM Act.
Tell Your Member of Congress: Pass a Clean Dream Act!
Help build momentum before the November 9th rally by pressuring Congress through local in-district visits before our action on them in DC on November 9. To sign up to visit your Member of Congress at their district office and demand they pass a clean Dream Act by December, click here: https://unitedwedream.visitthem.org/campaigns/clean-dream-act
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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