This baby blanket is for one of the many #DREAMers who make our country the best it can be. Thanks @welcomeblanket for finding a good home for it.
Did you know that if DACA is eliminated, the U.S. would lose about $460 billion in GDP over the next 10 years? Did you also know that many DACA protected youth choose to be organ donors who could save a life, potentially your own?
"135 days left of having some #security and knowledge of what I can do in my life. In 136 days I have no idea what I will be doing. I will be turning 35 with fear and knowledge that at any point I can be kicked out of my home- after 28 years of living here. #saveDACA "
We have to show urgency to pass a clean #DreamActNow ! Congress is not going to know unless we make our voices heard. Our protections are on the verge of ending - if YOUR #DACA ends soon, share about it with us!
Our Immigration Director Daysi Alexandra and her sister Johanna Martinez sharing some DREAMers facts during hunger strike/fast day three: Day 3 of the Hunger Strike!
Here’s 3 Facts we want you to know:
Who are the Dreamers ?
1) 72% of Dreamers are working in a Top 25 Fortune 500 company
2) 900 Dreamers serve in our military
3) 20,000 Dreamers are teaching our children
#Fast4CleanDREAM#ATNJ#ActNJ#ActionTogetherNJ#SaveDACA#IStandwithDREAMers @daysi_alexandra @_johanna_martinez_
Repost @actiontogethernj Amie Maria, Director of our Facebook Group and Atlantic/Cape May County Co-Chair on day three of the hunger strike/fast. Her words: “Stand for something or fall for anything.” What’s at stake? Homes and families potentially being torn apart. People being ripped away from the only country many of them have ever known. Immigrants and the pursuit of the American Dream are what this country was founded upon. They make up the rich fabric of the country that we love. That’s why we need to push for a clean DREAM act now! Lives and futures literally depend on it. #Fast4CleanDREAM#ATNJ#ActNJ#IStandwithDREAMers#SaveDACA ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿💙🇺🇸🍽
Amie Maria, Director of our Facebook Group and Atlantic/Cape May County Co-Chair on day three of the hunger strike/fast. Her words: “Stand for something or fall for anything.” What’s at stake? Homes and families potentially being torn apart. People being ripped away from the only country many of them have ever known. Immigrants and the pursuit of the American Dream are what this country was founded upon. They make up the rich fabric of the country that we love. That’s why we need to push for a clean DREAM act now! Lives and futures literally depend on it. #Fast4CleanDREAM#ATNJ#ActNJ#IStandwithDREAMers#SaveDACA @a__beautiful__mess ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿💙🇺🇸🍽
Daysi Alexandra, our Director of Immigration standing strong with our DREAMers on day two of our hunger strike/fast. Here’s what she had to say: Two Days into the Hunger Strike and this is what I want you to know.... Things I miss- Bacon & Coffee. Things DREAMers will miss- Families & Careers. Things the U.S. will miss- $690 BILLION in the ECONOMY. #Fast4CleanDREAM#ActNJ#ATNJ#ActionTogetherNJ#SaveDACA#SaveDREAMers @daysi_alexandra
Number 45 is restricting temporary status for thousands of Haitian refugees who moved her after the devastating earthquake. Because of corruption and stealing (*cough cough* Red Cross) their nation is still to desolate to live in. This is an issue of humanity. We cannot allow our government to take away our moral compass when it comes to doing the right thing. #SaveTPS#UniteHere#SaveDACA#Haiti#FuckTrump
With Thanksgiving around the corner... we can't help but think of how lucky we are to have our health, loved ones and a place to call home. You are probably very busy figuring out where to sit your relatives and what to make. Unfortunately, there are 800,000 young Dreamers stressed and in jeopardy. Wondering what 2018 will mean and whether or not they will be at the table next year. They are our doctors, teachers, first responders and friendly neighbors. They will lose their careers and the US will lose $460 BILLION - if we don't fix this.
So be the change and join us in fasting for them to pressure all five Congressional representative's offices who have not signed on for a clean DREAM Act: Reps. Smith, Lance, Frelinghuysen, LoBiondo, and MacArthur.
We know you take tons of selfies, so join us with your #Fasting4CleanDREAM selfies. Tag us here on Instagram, so that we can share your selfies too!
We will personally be fasting throughout the 4 days. Will you join us?
Warning: Fasting may be hazardous to your health. Please do not attempt if you are immunocompromised or ill, pregnant or breastfeeding, you are a diabetic, have undergone recent surgery, you suffer from an eating disorder or if you are a child under the age of 16. If you suffer from any medical illness you feel could be worsened or exacerbated by fasting, please consult with your Doctor before attempting. Complications from fasting can include, but are not limited to; lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, headaches, changes in your blood pressure, heartburn or acid reflux, insomnia, and/or dehydration. Please make sure to stay properly hydrated at all times while fasting. And if at any time, you no longer feel you are able to fast and you must have a meal, please do so. You’re health is, and should always be, your main priority. Listen to your body. #SaveDREAMers#SaveDACA#Fast4CleanDREAM#ActNJ#ATNJ#ActionTogetherNJ
That’s a wrap! In 2017, I delivered over 30 speeches, traveling to places like Muncie, Indiana and for my last speech of the year, Grand Rapids Michigan. The people of Grand Rapids were so receptive and welcoming. It was a true honor to speak at the Fountain Street Church where people like Eleonor Roosevelt and Malcolm X have spoken ✊🏾. This work can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but when I meet young people who are affected by the end of DACA and they tell me that I inspire them to keep going, it makes it all worth it. When people tell me they have a different perspective after hearing me speak, it makes it all worth it. The work is not finished, we have until Dec. 8th to pass the Dream Act. So let’s keep pushing, let’s keep fighting ✊🏾. #ontheroad
Y'all! I'm proud to announce that We the Dreamers has teamed up with our friends at @kioskopdx for a limited edition run of their Volcán de Fuego Mexico roast. All proceeds going to our event. I'm proud of the folks at Kiosko for supporting our mission: to send a message to Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act now. Go get your coffee bag before they run out, and as a bonus, a couple of the bags will include some surprises. One of them being a weekly bag of coffee for the remainder of the year, a bottle of the Café de Olla, and a commissioned portrait by me 👨🏽🎨. Much love to Kiosko, and much love to y'all ♥️ #handlettered#typography#powertothedreamers#wethedreamers#dacamented#savedaca#defenddaca#cleandreamact
Just because it is not headlined on every single news station we must not forget our DACA brothers and sisters! Let's continue to fight and strive to help our fellow neighbors! Reach out to your representatives and make a change in this world. Your voice matters and as long as we get enough of us they will finally listen. Let's strive for a better tomorrow ! #SAVEDACA
Starting tomorrow afternoon, @kioskopdx will be selling their Volcán de Fuego Mexico roast in these bags with all proceeds going to us, We the Dreamers. This is a limited run, so once they are gone, they are gone! The proceeds will help fund our event (as you all might know, this event has no budget and is run by volunteers who want to help pass a clean DREAM Act). There are a couple golden tickets to be found in a couple bags. One of the golden tickets includes a bag of coffee a week for the remainder of the year, a bottle of Kiosko's famous Café de Olla, and a commissioned portrait by myself, Heldáy de la Cruz (@el.dye). The We the Dreamers planning committee wants to give a huge thanks to Kiosko for supporting our vision. La lucha sigue! #savedaca#defenddaca#cleandreamactnow#dacamented
Repost from @melinavianney That one time someone caught me on the DACA march Snapchat story/Snapchat cursed me by putting this wack Obama quote over me...like he didn't deport over 2 million immigrants 😑😤 also, we ain't all tryna start a business or staff labs and we def ain't tryna serve in your imperialist wars...we just out here tryna live! #canwelive#damn#fullrightsforallimmigrants#idontlikeobama ....
This is the quote of the day 😂😂😂😂! ...There’s nothing better in the world than young activists...They’ll call your bullshit real quick. Sorry y’all. We know how much you love your #PapiObama#HoodDigest#SaveTPS#CleanDreamAct#SaveDACA
😤😤😤 is it a coincidence that EVEN when we go through the process the way we are asked to, check all the boxes, dot all our i's and cross all our t's we are still receiving rejection notices? Is it a coincidence that all of the applications that were sitting around in the USCIS Lockbox on October 5th didn't get stamped until October 6th - just past the deadline? This selective rule of law needs to stop. #defenddaca#savedaca#dacamented#wethedreamers
From the Huffington Post: This a letter from Felipe Abonza-Lopez, a DACA recipient who should be protected by his status but was detained by ICE agents while riding in a vehicle with mixed-status family members. He has been at the South Texas "Detention Complex" for about a month. Abonza-Lopez has a prosthetic leg and has expressed his need for more medical attention and is met by dehumanizing comments by ICE agents, "You can put a broomstick in his leg and he can use [it to] sweep." #ICElies#DHSlies#daca#dacamented#savedaca#defenddaca