From MoveOn.org: The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the hands of white supremacists last weekend has turned national attention to the surge of bigoted hate speech and actions in America. Over recent months, brutal attacks have increased against many communities, including Black people, Muslims, Jews, the LGBT community, women, and, of course, immigrants. We, along with many others, are ready to stand up to these attacks, and just this past weekend, tens of thousands of Americans did just that at more than 600 spontaneous vigils and rallies across our nation.
The escalation of hateful action is being accompanied by aggressive, state-sanctioned attacks on immigrants. Brutal deportations are tearing apart families, as immigration enforcement officers detain people who have lived in the United States for decades. And now, an attack on an essential protection for immigrants could, within weeks, strip more than 800,000 immigrant youth who arrived in the United States as children of the opportunity to go to school, enter the nation’s workforce, and support their families.
That’s why we teamed up with the immigrant rights organization United We Dream (UWD) to make a new video featuring Greisa Martinez, UWD’s Advocacy Director, talking about DACA—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—which provides legal protection for more than 800,000 immigrants, and which is currently under attack.
Please take a minute to watch this important video.