On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it will end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in six months time.  DACA is a program put in place by President Obama to protect Dreamers (children of undocumented immigrants) from deportation.  In subsequent tweets, Trump suggested that there may not be action on deportation until the six months have passed but as we’ve all learned, nothing he says should be confused with the truth.

Along with other statements and actions from the Trump administration, this decision should be considered another white supremacist attack on racial minorities, starting with the most vulnerable among us.  Dreamers only know the United States as home and  the correct term for these young people is “undocumented Americans”.  As with other escalations by this administration, anyone who is an immigrant or just doesn’t look white enough may feel threatened.

In response to this latest display of racial hatred, all minority communities and allies should prepare for the worst.  Here are some links with specific DACA-related resources and some related links from the ICC Resource Guide that can be helpful in preparing and defending those at risk:

DACA and Dreamers

Know Your Rights!

Delaware Valley / Pennsylvania – Legal Services

National Organizations- Legal Services

If you become aware of other resources that could be helpful, please add them to the Comments below.