Message from President Inman –
“What we feared most has happened…the current administration is determined to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…No more applications will be accepted and many who are gainfully employed and have given much to this country are in fear of deportation.
For many of us, this hits very close to home. These individuals are our students, clients, friends, colleagues, and family members.
The issue is now with Congress. Contact your Senators and Representatives in Congress today by phone, FAX, or email. Provide your name and zip code. Tell them you are a constituent in their District and State. In your message, express your concern, urge your representatives to do the right thing and take action to keep DACA — to protect these immigrants who came as children – many without memories, language, or contacts in their country of origin. Like you and me, many of these individuals know the U.S. to be their home. Do everything you can do to support DACA!”
Arpana G. Inman, Ph.D.
President, Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17, American Psychological Association)
What is DACA?
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Interested in reading more about DACA? Visit We Are Here To Stay
Advice on DACA
- Beyond Deferred Action: Long-Term Immigration Remedies Every Undocumented Young Person Should Know About.
- 5 things to know about Trump’s announcement to end DACA by United We Dream
Resources for Undocumented Youth
- RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS & FAMILIES
- Dreamer Intake Service for Legal Help through Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
- Mental Health Emergency Toolkit
- Mental Health Resources
- How to Work Regardless of Immigration Status
- HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY AS DACA ENDS-1
Resources for Educators
- Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide For Schools
- NILC Mental Health and Civil Rights Resources
- Responding to Everyday Bigotry
- DRC Resources for Educators
Statements from our Leaders
- APA Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA
- Division 45 – President Desa Daniel
- National Latino Psychological Association (NLPA) – President Y. Evie Garcia
- Asian American Psychological Association – President Kevin Nadal
Nationwide Advocacy Efforts
- NYC at Trump Tower folks are mobilizing to defend DACA.
- Students in Denver are walking out of classes in protest.
- Defend DACA action in front of the White House.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
- Sign this petition yourself, share it with friends, and ask your employer to sign this petition to stand with DACAmented employees.
- Text ‘RESIST’ to 50409 and an automated prompt will help you text a message that will automatically get faxed to your senators.
- Guide to contacting your Representative
- Here’s How To Make Sure Congress Hears You
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