PICO National Network: “Responding in this moment means raising our voices in support of vulnerable families and pushing President Obama to use his powers to protect those who will be most impacted when he leaves office.”
In the shadow of Donald Trump’s pledge to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and crack down on sanctuary cities, students at schools across the country are planning walk-outs and other actions to demand their campuses remain safe for undocumented people.
The infamous sheriff—whose unconstitutional policing of the county’s immigrant community pitted him against activists for more than two decades—lost his re-election bid two weeks after he was charged with criminal contempt of court.
The #Not1More campaign created TheExcluded.net to put a face on the undocumented immigrants whose fates the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program doesn’t address.
Obama created DAPA, a program that would halt the deportation of some undocumented parents, through an executive order last year. The program has been in limbo due to legal challenges from 26 states. Now, the Supreme Court is getting involved.