CAIR Action Alert: Call White House Today – Protect DACA – Support Dreamers

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/25/16) – Amid reports that President Trump is leaning toward fulfilling his campaign pledge to discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — the Obama-era federal administrative relief from deportation policy that protects the rights of undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children — the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging all Americans to call the White House and demand that the president uphold immigration protections for the 800,000 young people who call the United States home.

Trump’s consideration to discontinue DACA is in part a response to the September 5 deadline that 10 anti-DACA state attorneys general gave the president to terminate the program.

SEE: Trump leaning toward ending DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to US as children: Sources

Act Now! Call the White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111

Sample Message:

“Mr. President, do the right thing and support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“I stand with the 800,000 undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children who call the United States home.

“These young people should be able to work and study and be protected from deportation while Congress debates broader legislation to fix our broken immigration system.

“Thank you.”

On Monday, August 28, CAIR will join the New York Immigration Coalition, and other civil liberties and immigrant rights activists in front of the White House to demand justice for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protection Status (TPS) recipients. Rally participants will also call on President Trump to rescind his discriminatory and unconstitutional “Muslim ban” in the lead up to the October 10 Supreme Court hearing on that issue.

CAIR ACTION ALERT: CAIR Urges Support for August 28 White House Vigil to Defend DACA, Save TPS, Reject the Muslim Ban

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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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,