One year ago today, President Trump announced he was ending the #DACA program. With the stroke of a pen, he could fix it and give #Dreamers the future they deserve in the only country they call home. #SaveDACA
Since President Trump announced he was ending #DACA one year ago, he has rejected at least 6 bipartisan deals to give #Dreamers a future here in America. He’s proven time and again he has no interest in solving the crisis he created.
Instead of working with Democrats, Trump has sabotaged every effort to save #Dreamers and tried to put his entire hardline immigration agenda on their backs. We need bipartisan action, not hateful, anti-immigrant rhetoric. #DreamActNow
UPDATE: Paul Ryan is shopping around his immigration proposal as a “fix” to family separation. That’s a lie. It does NOT solve this Trump-created crisis. It only makes it worse. Here’s what this bill would 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 do:
❌ Jails families together — i.e., bigger cages for families
❌ INDEFINITE detention of children while parents are being prosecuted
❌ Would still result in separation of families if parent is sentenced to jail time
The bill also does NOT provide security and relief for DACA recipients. It creates a long, complicated process that does not guarantee that Dreamers will 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 obtain permanent relief. In short, it leaves many in the same limbo they’re in now. #DreamActNow
On this day 6 years ago President Obama established #DACA. This program gave young immigrants the chance to come out of the shadows and be part of the only country they’ve ever called home.
In September of last year, President Trump made the cruel decision to end #DACA. Now, 800,000 Dreamers face deportation to countries they have never known.
I’ve been urging Republican leaders in Congress to do the right thing by these kids and pass the bipartisan #DreamAct. It’s the only way to protect these talented students, teachers, nurses, and a whole host of others who love this country as much as anyone.
I've posted a little bit about exploring Twitter threads as a new and emerging genre, and people have seemed interested in how that works (including some #HISDELA teachers and #ILAChat members), so here's a general overview!
First and foremost: the reasoning. Research shows that more and more people are getting their news from social media (journalism.org/2017/09/07/new…), which also means that more and more people are getting their news with a heavy dose of commentary.
Whether you agree with that or not...it's happening. And it's happening to our students. So our job is not to judge them or belittle them or shame them--our job is to meet them where and when they are and teach them.
(1/3)THREE THINGS: You ended DACA, PERIOD. You said you would deal with Dreamers with “compassion,” but you have’t moved a single small finger of yours to have a bipartisan deal. All you’ve done is blow racist dog whistles to your base.
(2/3) You’ve put known white supremacist Stephen Miller in charge of negotiations on immigration and supported the white supremacist agenda of @SenTomCotton, all while screaming for a wall that the great majority of Americans reject. #DACA
(3/3) @realDonaldTrump YOU have torpedoed 5 bipartisan solutions in 7 months. Your radical plan lost bigly in the senate (60 senators voted against). You won’t consider an extension on DACA. And you blame Democrats? Puleeze. #DACA#DreamActNow
People in power define social identities as they have the means to control the narrative – news coverage, platforms to broadcast their platforms, & the power to influence law enforcement and legislation. Social identity affects how people perceive themselves and others. 3
PLEASE SHARE: My friend Fernanda has walked about 12miles supporting herself with a cane. I was going to ask why she’s doing it, but I feared what she said would make me cry... so I’ve just been walking with her in silence. We need a #DreamActNow folks ✊🏽😢❤️
“The reason why we have the Statue of Liberty on an island is because we welcome immigrants... we all came here from somewhere.” We met Mrs. Johnson in our path and she said this to us before heading in for service. She did not stutter! #DreamActNow
2. FACT CHECK: Dreamers DO PAY TAXES. Under DACA Dreamers are able to work, pay taxes, Social Security, build businesses, pay business registration fees, etc. #TrumpShutDown pitting Dreamers against “tax paying Americans” is ignorant as hell. #nosoullesspolitics#DreamActNow
All votes are in, and the Senate Continuing Resolution cloture vote has failed. This means that the government is not funded and the #TrumpShutdown is officially in effect.
Republicans let CHIP expire to pass the #GOPTaxScam. Trump ended DACA. The GOP caused the #TrumpShutdown and refused to put a bill that could pass to a vote. They can only fix it by cleaning up their mess— which has already upended millions of lives.
This isn’t easy, but it is NOT. OVER. Nearly 9 million children, over 800,000 Dreamers, and all of their loved ones are counting on YOU to fight back. #DreamActNow#FundCHIP
Seeing a lot of people giving @SenSchumer love for voting against the CR tonight over #DreamActNow. Let’s clear something up: He may have *personally* voted against the CR tonight, but he is most responsible for it tonight. Here’s why: 1/
He’s the Dem Leader — his most important job is to keep Democrats together, especially on tough votes. He deserves a lot of credit for keeping Dems together on healthcare and taxes (made possible by grassroots opposition) 2
He decided tonight that he wanted the CR to pass, and then manufactured it. Republicans needed 9 Democratic votes in the Senate and they got 18. 3/