12.26.16: Fight excessive immigration enforcement
Trump's immigration policies threaten America's families.
President-elect Trump has promised to deport 2 to 3 million immigrants who have criminal records when he takes office, a move that would place long-term permanent residents with minor or old criminal infractions on their records at greater risk for removal from their families. In response, immigration advocates have recently put forth a plea for a Presidential pardon—on Constitutional grounds—to protect this population of immigrants. Today's call to action: support the Presidential pardon to save up to 200,000 immigrants with old or minor criminal offenses from deportation.
Learn about the Trump immigration policy, its consequences, and the proposed pardon
- PolitiFact sheet: Donald Trump’s immigration plan (Politifact)
- Can Obama pardon millions of immigrants? (New York Times)
- Mr. Trump: I am an immigrant with a criminal record (New York Times)
- Interpreting Donald Trump's tough immigration proposals [video] (PBS)
- A creative plea from immigrants, and a ticking clock for Obama (New York Times)
Act to protect permanent residents with minor or old criminal infractions from deportation
- Support the Presidential pardon by signing the letter to President Obama today
- Donate to The Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, The National Day Laborer Organizing Network, or another group working on immigration advocacy or deportation defense