Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions have announced their plan to end DACA — a program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children the opportunity to work and live in peace.
Right now, DSAers across Texas are working with immigrant rights groups to protest Trump’s plan and demand better. DSA Santa Fe raised money for a legal clinic helping immigrant students and workers fight deportation. Chapters from New York to California have held smart, creative events supporting sanctuary cities. In Long Beach, California, DSAers even showed up at a local comic con to encourage their community to adopt sanctuary city status. And DSA’s national Anti-Racist Working Group is stepping up its immigrant self-protection and solidarity work.
DSA encourages all of its members to join this struggle. Reach out to your local chapter to get involved in their work. Click here to learn more about DSA’s Anti-Racist Working Group. Click here to download printable signs you can bring to local rallies or put in your window. And click here for DSA’s National Political Committee statement on immigrant rights. You can use it for talking points for letters to the editor or calls to local radio.
Since day one, this racist administration has sought to deprive people of even the most basic rights and dignities. Trump likes the fact that now, the only path to citizenship involves countless hoops like joining the military, earning high paying jobs, or acquiring college degrees.
It’s barbaric. And DSA will do everything in its power to oppose that barbarism. We urge DSA chapters and members to march in the streets, make phone calls, hold sit-ins, and stand in solidarity with our immigrant comrades. It’s not just a matter of our shared humanity, but of strategy. We have a mutual interest in standing united against the divide and conquer strategy of the billionaire class.