United We Stand, Divided We Fall
The United States of America was built by dreamers, people in pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. This is why The Andrew Goodman Foundation condemns the White House’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Removing DACA protections without replacing them with a legal path to citizenship is cruel and irresponsible.
DACA, put in place by the Obama Administration in 2012, allows eligible unauthorized immigrants who entered the country at a young age to apply for temporary deferrals of deportations and work permits. The 800,000 young people who participate in DACA, also known as DREAMers, grew up right here in America. They know no other home and immigrated to the United States through no choice of their own.
This nonpartisan issue hits close to home for all of us. DREAMers represent our family members, students, colleagues, friends, and neighbors, and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Now, it’s up to Congress to step up and take action to give DREAMers and their families a way to legally participate in the American dream.
The Andrew Goodman Foundation vows to stay true to its values of integrity and inclusion by continuing to make ALL young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. Join us by contacting your Congressperson and demanding action. We need to pass the Dream Act now to protect DACA recipients and defend our American values. Now more than ever, we must unite in our fight for a fair, just, and inclusive America for all.
About The Andrew Goodman Foundation
Established to continue the legacy of Andrew Goodman, a civil rights worker murdered during Freedom Summer 1964, The Andrew Goodman Foundation partners with America’s colleges and universities through its Vote Everywhere program which provides student leaders with a platform to register and mobilize voters, organize campuses, and collaborate with their peers. To learn more, visit www.andrewgoodman.org.