Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement
July 20, 2017
Support the BRIDGE Act
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protects undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as children from deportation. In an effort to ensure that the protections for undocumented youth secured through DACA continue, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate have introduced a bill that would provide temporary work authorization and relief from deportation to DACA recipients. The Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act would ensure that DACA recipients can continue to work and go to school without the threat of deportation for three years after the date of enactment.
More than 752,000 individuals have been able to come out of the shadows and remain in the United States because of DACA. This legislation enables them to live, work, go to school and remain with their families without fear of deportation. Click here to send a message asking your members of Congress to support the BRIDGE Act.