Action: Hold Senator McConnell to his Commitment to a Real DACA Extension, Not the Trump Version Which Holds the Dreamers Hostage to Trump’s Wall

This action is from Olympia Indivisible’s weekly Call to Action.  Be sure to go to their website for more on the actions, upcoming events and for their latest Research Report.  Also find them on Facebook.

Trump created the DACA crisis, so now it is up to the Republicans to fix this.  There is bipartisan support for fixing DACA; our MOCs should be working to strengthen that support.  Building a wall is the wrong solution to addressing border security: it creates an ecological catastrophe and signals that we are becoming an unwelcoming, anti-immigrant county.   It may be unrealistic to think that we can actually stop their wall, but we shouldn’t make it easy for them, and maybe our resistance will result in a border security outcome that isn’t as permanent as a real wall.   In any case, we should demand that DACA must be fixed now, without holding the Dreamers hostage to the Trump wall.
Congress needs to act to reauthorize DACA as part of agreeing to a Federal budget for the rest of the year, without also funding the Trump wall or agreeing to any part of the Trump anti-immigration proposal.

Call Senator Murray (253) 572-3636, Senator Cantwell (253) 572-2281 and Rep. Heck (360) 459-8514.

Script:  Hello, my name is ___________, and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. I am calling to ask  to hold Senator McConnell to his commitment to consider a real DACA extension, not the Trump version which holds the Dreamers hostage to Trump’s wall and is a hardline, anti-immigrant proposal.   Thank you for getting CHIP extended for 6 years as part of the short-term budget extension, but we cannot rest until we have also fixed DACA, which Trump and the Republicans broke without having any idea how they were going to fix it.