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Help Defend DACA & 
Support DACA Recipients!
This is a critical moment to help youth who have shown so much courage!                                            
  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects nearly 800,000 young people from deportation and provides them work authorization, is under immediate and grave threat of survival. 
T en Attorneys General are threatening to sue the President if he doesn't eliminate DACA by September 5th-even as the 5th Anniversary of the DACA Program 
It is DEEPLY concerning that DACA could possibly end in the next few weeks-and especially as our faith calls us to "open your mouths to defend the rights...of the needy." (Proverbs 31:8)

DACA young adults are our Disciples neighbors, classmates, church leaders, and work colleagues.  They deeply inspire their families, and all communities touched by their determination to contribute to their families and country.
The "We Are With Dreamers" letter demonstrates that elected officials, law enforcement, faith, and civic leaders stand with these young people and want to preserve the DACA program. We urge all local and national faith leaders, congregations, and faith-based organizations to sign on by filling out this form: PLEASE NOTE THAT SIGN ONS ARE NEEDED BY END OF DAY ON AUGUST 14TH, as signers will be published on August 15th! Please ask all faith leaders, congregations, and organizations you can, as well as elected officials, law enforcement, and civic leaders to please consider signing on!  
Also, PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING OVER 1,600 FAITH LEADERS TO SIGN ONTO THIS FAITH PARTNER LETTER IN SUPPORT OF DACA ASAP, to lift up the values of our faith to help pr otect "dreamers" with DACA status!  
Last week, we delivered a first version of this letter to the White House, but we are now trying to gather MANY MORE FAITH SIGNATURES.   PLEASE ADD YOURS HERE: 
Join in DACA support actions around the country to remember the 5 Year Anniversary of DACA this Tuesday-and to honor the great success of the program!
Find out more at: and join events in your area!!
You can find helpful background information about DACA here:

See specific state-by-state fact sheets about DACA at this link:
Learn further how you can get involved to support DACA at: , and go here for a social media toolkit: 

If you live in the states below, you can find a state-specific action alert at this link to encourage your leaders to use their influence to HELP DACA SURVIVE!!:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin
Finally, please stay tuned for a date announcement soon for and plan to join               an end-of-August "Disciples & DACA" WEBINAR!!

Thank you for your support of the 800,000 young people in the DACA program!

Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea
Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries     
Disciples Home Missions
Five Thomas Circle, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20005-4153

(202) 957-7826 (Cell)

Refugee & Immigration Ministries is a ministry of Disciples Home Missions in Partnership with the Christian Church Capital Area and the Disciples Center for Public Witness