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Visalia women and girls defend DACA
Statement from ACT for Women and Girls
VISALIA, Calif. — On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced its plan to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that provided protections for immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. ACT for Women and Girls released the following statement in response:
ACT for Women and Girls stands in solidarity with our immigrant communities in denouncing this decision that endangers the safety and livelihood of members of our community for the sake of political capital. This decision is not only devastating for the lives of the 800,000 young people currently enrolled in the program, but also their families and surrounding communities. As an organization comprised of and working alongside women, immigrants, communities of color, members of the LGBT community, youth, and people with disabilities, we are committed to continue to fight for the rights of DREAMers and their families, and to pass long-
Many in the administration and Congress seek to pit groups of immigrants against one another. They seek to label some immigrants as more worthy than others. All immigrants are human beings; they are our neighbors, our colleagues, our families, and our friends. They are integral members of our communities and must be treated with respect and given the opportunity to live their lives with dignity.
We must resist attempts to scapegoat immigrants. When this country is at its best, we embrace diversity and band together to build our communities and support all families — including immigrant families.
To the Trump administration and all elected officials, we challenge you to live up to our nation’s historic promise to immigrants by giving them the same opportunities that many of our ancestors had when they came here: the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and this country.
Members of Congress must act now to stop this latest attack on immigrants. Our state and local elected officials must join the chorus of voices across the country to denounce xenophobia and demand an end to the Trump war on immigrants now.