Today’s Daily Call to Action- Stand with the Dreamers!

“Stand with the Dreamers!”

Although our senators are committed to DACA, they need documentation that we support their stance.

PLEASE take a minute to write or call your

U.S. Senators TODAY and tell them to support DACA!

BENJAMIN L. CARDIN – Democrat

Capitol Hill:

509 Hart Senate O ce Building Washington, DC 20510

(202) 224-4524

CHRISTOPHER VAN HOLLEN, JR. – Democrat

Capitol Hill:

110 Hart Senate O ce Building, Washington, DC 20510

(202) 224-4654

Familiarize yourself with DACA facts and support Dreamers!

  1. There are more than 43 million immigrants in the U.S., according to the Migration Policy Institute. 2. About 11 million are undocumented immigrants.

  2. An estimated 22 percent of undocumented immigrants are under age 25, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

  3. e Migration Policy Institute said in 2016 that about 1.9 million people were eligible for DACA.

  4. About 788,000 have had their requests for DACA status accepted, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigra- tion Services.

  5. In order to apply for DACA, immigrants had to be younger than 31 on June 15, 2012.

  6. ey must have come to the U.S. before turning 16. ey must have lived in the U.S. since June 15, 2007.

  7. In a Center for American Progress survey of roughly 3,000 DACA recipients, nine-tenths of respondents said they had jobs.

  8. eir average hourly wage was $17.46 an hour, up from $10.29 before receiving DACA. 10. About 72 percent of respondents were in higher education.

  9. A er getting DACA, nearly 80 percent of respondents said they got driver’s licenses. About half became or- gan donors.

  10. A Morning Consult poll from April found that 56 percent of registered voters said Dreamers, another name for people who came to the U.S. as kids, “should be allowed to stay and become citizens if they meet certain requirements.”

  11. e Center for American Progress estimated that the U.S. would lose about $460 billion in GDP over the next 10 years without DACA.

  12. About 700,000 people could lose their jobs.

  13. More than 1,800 governors, attorneys general, mayors, state representatives, judges, police chiefs and other leaders signed onto a letter supporting Dreamers and DACA recipients.

(source: http://www.newsweek.com/dreamers-daca-statistics-trump-deadline-657201?amp=1)

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