1. Action Alert
  2. Immigrants & Refugees

What's Next for Dreamers

By Hannah Graf Evans, September 5, 2017

Today, President Trump made the announcement we've feared for weeks: He's ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in six months, putting almost 800,000 young immigrants in jeopardy.

We have just six months to organize and make sure Congress passes the Dream Act of 2017, putting protections in place permanently for young people who came to the U.S. as children. That's not much time for Congress to act, so we need to get started immediately.

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Every single member of Congress needs to hear from us. Here are two things you can do right now:

  1. Call your members of Congress and tell them to pass the Dream Act of 2017.

  2. Sign up for FCNL's conference call on Thursday, September 7 at 8 p.m. EDT. 

As Diane Randall said this morning:

"Our hearts are heavy for all DACA-recipients, their families and the communities who have come to know them as neighbors and friends. We are holding them in Love, and Light, and prayer. We call on Congress to speak up and act to protect DACA recipients from detention or deportation by passing a clean bipartisan Dream Act of 2017. FCNL and Quakers across the country stand in solidarity with the undocumented community and other vulnerable immigrants. Congress can pursue tangible, workable solutions for all people who meaningfully and equitably contribute to U.S. communities."

Press Release Faith Leaders Oppose Rescinding Critical Program for Immigrant Youth 

Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act of 2017

Faith leaders from various traditions stand united in opposition to the President’s decision, and in support of DACA-recipients. Faith communities across the country urge Members of Congress to stand in solidarity with immigrant youth and support an immediate, clean passage of S.1615/H.R.3440, the Dream Act of 2017.

Hannah Graf Evans

  • Legislative Representative, Immigration and Refugee Policy

Hannah Graf Evans lobbies for compassionate immigration policies. Our immigration system should empower immigrants and the American communities to which they belong, lift up the voices of border communities, and ensure adequate protections for refugees, asylum-seekers and victims of trafficking. Hannah co-chairs the steering committee of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, made up of over 45 faith-based organizations.