Ending DACA would be devastating to domestic violence survivors, as the program is critical to helping DACA-eligible survivors feel safe, seek help, or report crimes without fear of being separated from their families and communities.
Yesterday, the Drumpf Administration announced its plan to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as children. However, President Drumpf has given Congress a six month deadline to find a legislative solution.
The MNADV supports the DACA, and ending it would be devastating to domestic violence survivors, as these protections are critical to helping survivors feel secure and stable while they rebuild their lives and work toward becoming economically self-sufficient.
Please join the MNADV in contacting members of Congress to urge their support of the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017 (H.R 3440 and S. 1615), which would grant legal status to “Dreamers” who arrived in the United States before they turned 18, allowing them to live and work in the United States. This legislation would ensure DACA-eligible survivors and witnesses of crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking feel safe to seek help or report crimes without fear that seeking justice will put them at risk of being deported.