FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jarrod Cruz, Executive Director
Email: jarrod.cruz@lambda1975.org

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PARSIPPANY, NJ — Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. is disheartened by the decision to terminate the DACA program. Since the program started in 2012, it has provided hundreds of thousands of undocumented people who were brought to this country as children the opportunity to get an education and work without fear of deportation. The decision released today by the U.S. Federal Government has great implications on over 800,000 people who are part of our communities and more importantly takes away opportunities from DACAmented people from the only country they know and love.

We must unite together to RESIST stronger than we have before. Together we must fight, not only for our DACAmented friends and family, but for all undocumented people. When we use the rhetoric focused on their production, we diminish their humanization to the value placed on their labor and productivity. For those of us who have the privilege of citizenship, we urge you to use your privilege to fight for immigration reform while not risking the lives of undocumented people.

This decision leaves one viable option available, Congress, and Speaker Paul Ryan, must do their part to come together to pass the bipartisan Dream Act 2017 (S. 1615) immediately as 800,000 lives are at stake! This is a critical piece we need to come together, as a Latin Fraternity whose mission is to provide social justice for all Latinos, to contact our Congessional Leaders to support this bipartisan legislation.

OUR CALL TO ACTION

  1. Join a call TODAY with FWD.us to get an update about the recent DACA Decision.
    Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET (1 hour), register online here!
  2. Call your Senator and House Representatives and implore them to support the 2017 DREAM Act (S. 1615). Contact your Congressional leaders by going online to dreamers.fwd.us/. Additional advocacy tools and a script can also be found on the website.
  3. United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, provides tools and resources for its affiliates and supporters, to help with your advocacy and direct service work! Information can be found online at unitedwedream.org/toolbox/.
  4. Find peaceful and nonviolent organizations in your area that provide a safe environment to peacefully assemble to protect undocumented folks while fighting against rhetoric that often dehumanizes our undocumented communities.
  5. There are hundreds of immigrant rights and service organizations across the country that provide immigrants with access to numerous and needed resources. To locate an organization in your state, please find one from the Informed Immigrant online at www.informedimmigrant.com/organizations/.

 

If you’re entity is interested in a letter-writing campaign and/or some other advocacy initiative in the next several weeks, please contact Director of Community Affairs and Committee on Social Activism (COSA) Chair Roberto Orozco at roberto.orozco@lambda1975.org.

Together we can be a strong collective voice to empower each another to support our undocumented young people and keep our families together for a better America.

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