Thursday, November 23, 2017

Dreamers Disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

This morning I disrupted the Macy's Day Parade in NYC with to demand permanent protection, dignity, and respect for my community. We are going to do whatever it takes for our right to live in the country we call home.
We are organizing National Days of Action on December 4th and 5th and a mass mobilization in Washington, DC on December 7th and 8th to continue the fight for #OurDream -- and win permanent protection for young undocumented immigrants.
We are your classmates, your coworkers, and your neighbors. We are not just the future of this country, but we are also the present workers that it depends on. We are millions of young undocumented students and workers who are the backbones of our schools, industries, and communities.

As you know, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was repealed by Trump September 5th in one of the cruelest attacks on the immigrant community. 800,000 undocumented youth will lose protection from deportation and our right to work after years of building our lives in this country we call home.
The White House & establishment politicians are responsible for this decision. Their aim is to make undocumented youth bargaining chips for driving our parents and our community deeper into the shadows. We won’t let that happen. 
We refuse to put our destiny in their hands.
And we know we’re not alone -- we are supported by millions of Americans who believe that this country is ours as much as it is theirs. Thank you.
Cata Santiago
Planning includes DSA Immigrants' Rights Committee

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