More Opportunities for Action – #HereToStayNC

Thanks to those of you who have shared our messages from yesterday with ways to take action to protect DACA and all immigrants.

Below are some more action items you can share with your networks:

KEEP SIGNING UP:

Sign the English/Spanish petition (from our friends at El Pueblo, Inc.) at

http://bit.ly/ProtectDACAEP

KEEP CALLING DECISION MAKERS:
Momentum is important. Following an amazing victory from our friends in Tennessee, we need to urge other Attorneys General to change course in pursuing the lawsuit that is pressuring the DACA change this week. Here is the link for phone numbers and what to say, thanks to our friends at SEIRN:  http://bit.ly/AGsSEIRN
TALK TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW, INCLUDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Ask business leaders, elected officials and civic leaders to sign onto the national letters to #DefendDACA.
—-See the letters and current signers at http://www.withdreamers.com  and http://bit.ly/WithDreamersBiz  — then urge your contacts to SIGN ON at http://bit.ly/SignWithDreamers ​ or http://bit.ly/BizWithDreamers

—-Remember to include #HeretoStayNC in any of your social media posts!

JOIN UPCOMING EVENTS
There are immigration events in the works in NC, so stay tuned for more info. If you would like to participate in (and help shape) the online statewide day of action Wed September 6, then RSVP and invite your friends at http://bit.ly/Sep6-2017
SUPPORT ALL IMMIGRANTS
Though recent headlines have focused on changes to the DACA program, the safety and well-being of all immigrants remains a priority. We need to refuse our support for any proposed legislation that would exchange one life for another. We will not accept any bill that conditions the implementation of the DREAM Act or other immigrant benefit on the funding of broader deportation or enforcement mechanisms. Likewise, we will adamantly oppose any action that does away with Temporary Protected Status or other benefits for vulnerable immigrant populations. #SaveTPS #NoBanNoWallNoRaids
Please share widely.

 

Ways to Take Action – #HereToStayNC

As rumors continue to circulate regarding the imminent end of the DACA program (the decision is now expected Tuesday but could change), it is increasingly important that we join together as a community to stand up and raise our voices with immigrant leaders. 

Ways to Take Action & Stand with Immigrants

#HereToStayNC #DefendDACA #SaveTPS #WithDreamers

 please share widely

 

CONTACT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Congress must be pressured to do the right thing. They need to pass a clean DREAM Act – without delay and without turning Dreamers or the DREAM Act into bargaining chips. Senator Thom Tillis has announced that he will soon be introducing a “conservative” version of the DREAM Act in the Senate. Call him today and tell him to keep the DREAM Act clean and to remove or reject any amendment or new law that would jeopardize the safety or status of other immigrants. Contact Tillis at: 919-856-4630. Though Senator Richard Burr has already indicated that he will not support the DREAM Act and has a largely anti-immigrant voting record, contact him at 800-685-8916 and tell him why it’s important to you and to the state that he reconsider his position. Support for the DREAM Act and other pro-immigrant measures will eventually be needed in both the House and the Senate. Call your Representative using phone numbers at https://www.house.gov/representatives/ to ask for their support now.

STAY INFORMED

Sign up for updates and action alerts at http://bit.ly/IRAIN-NC

Please also consider signing up for updates through the national immigrant rights groups you admire most who are active on federal policy.

We acknowledge that this is a very uncertain time for many. Please do not contribute to fear-mongering or panic by sharing information that has not been validated by a well-known source.

TAKE IT TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Tweet at your Senators and Representatives as well as at the President (@realDonaldTrump).

Remember to include #HeretoStayNC in any of your social media posts!

Keep an eye out for upcoming events and updates shared by the NC Justice Center. Announcements will be made on the NC Justice Center website and Facebook page.

SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Be vocal with your support of DACA, DREAMers, and all immigrants. Speak up in conversations where immigrants are being mischaracterized or where the importance of pro-immigrant policies is being undervalued. Consider submitting an OpEd to your local newspapers about why immigrants are good for your community or business.

Want to write but don’t know how to get started? For assistance in writing an editorial please contact dani@ncjustice.org, who will match you up with a great guide.

SHOW UP

Keep an eye out for local, state, and national events and show up! Go the extra mile by helping to coordinate a carpool for others in your community or social group or by hosting a sign-making party.

SUPPORT ALL IMMIGRANTS

Though recent headlines have focused on changes to the DACA program, the safety and wellbeing of all immigrants remains the priority. Refuse to support any proposed legislation that would exchange one life for another. We will not accept any bill that conditions the implementation of the DREAM Act or other immigrant benefit on the funding of broader deportation or enforcement mechanisms and we will adamantly oppose any action that does away with Temporary Protected Status or other benefits for vulnerable immigrant populations.

 

Immigrant & Refugee Rights Reading List

Want to learn more about this movement? Here are some starting points to add to your reading list.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38411-resisting-trump-what-s-next-for-the-immigrant-rights-movement

http://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/the-us-immigrant-rights-movement-2004-ongoing/

See pages 1 to 5 (intro/explainer) of the publication here called searching for sanctuary. http://www.ilrc.org/searching-sanctuary

 

Have more suggestions? Send them

to ncsocialjusticenetwork@gmail.com

Resources on HB318

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Factsheets on ID provisions in HB 318:


 

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Pat_McCrory_July_2012The organizations involved in the AltoHB318/StopHB318 collaboration neither endorse nor approve the material, legal analysis, or interpretations in the Governor’s memos linked below. We are sharing them only so that others may see the Governor’s office’s point of view and analysis on the bill. These documents might be a useful tool in your work.  For more information on the bill and the interpretations and analysis from our Legal & Policy team, please send an email to hb318.internal.coord@gmail.com to receive the materials we are producing, such as community education documents.