Sr. Yolanda Flores, MSC of Cabrini Immigrant Services, NYC writes: Please pray for our young people in this country. Por favour una oracion por la paz para nuestros jovenes en este pais. GRACIAS.
The following is an email that was sent from the staff members of Cabrini Immigrant Services, NYC on Tuesday, September 5th to their many Cabrinian colleagues, friends, benefactors and supporters:
This morning Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Program will end on March 5th, 2018, depriving nearly 800,000 young people of the opportunity to work, study, support their families, and walk down the streets without fear. AG Sessions called this an act of “compassion” and repeatedly referred to our DACAmented brothers and sisters as “illegal aliens,” denying the humanity of our community members and their families. This is not an act of compassion. This act will not only have a devastating impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people and their families, but will also have a negative impact on the United States as a whole, resulting in a significant loss of valuable members of our communities who contribute in a myriad of ways. This cruel, racist and unnecessary decision was made not out of concern for the well-being of our country, but out of a desire to make a political statement and appeal to White Supremacist supporters.
CIS-NYC will respond to this announcement with increased motivation to continue advocating for and serving the immigrant community. In the coming weeks and months we will be offering crisis intervention services, individual and group counseling, legal consultations, case management services and educational Know Your Rights workshops. We call on all of our allies and partners to join us in condemning this decision and continuing to fight against white supremacist attacks on our immigrant communities and communities of color. Read CIS-NYC’s full statement here.
Here’s what you can do right now:
- Follow CIS-NYC and other immigrant advocacy organizations on social media to stay up to date on upcoming actions, information, and events.
- Donate to CIS-NYC to support our efforts to defend DACA and support our DACAmented community members.
To our DACAmented community members: We are here to support, protect & defend you. Do not hesitate to contact our office: 212-791-4590 if there is anything you need. Please join us on Thursday, September 7th at 7pm at our office for a meeting where we will provide updates on the status of DACA, answer questions, and come together as a community.
The Staff at CIS-NYC