We are students and teachers.
Children and parents.
We are Oregonians. We are Americans.
We are the Oregon DACA Coalition.
Our mission is organize Dreamers and Allies across Oregon to create a more
inclusive, equitable and connected community by raising awareness about the
undocumented experience, and by participating in advocacy and direct action.
Please consider donating to help support our mission. We are fighting for
a Clean Dream Act and need your support. Click
here to donate now.
Due to President Trump rescinding the DACA program, our DACA Scholarship Fund
is no longer available. However, with the generous support of people like
you, ODC issued scholarships to over 70 Oregonians this year, helping to extend
legal protection two years for each recipient.
Now that DACA has ended, we must demand that Congress pass a Clean Dream Act!
The Oregon DACA Coalition is asking all of its members and allies to spread
the word, call their Congressperson and tell their representatives to pass
a Clean Dream Act by the end of the year!
Who We Are:
We are all volunteers fighting for the rights of ourselves, our friends, families,
neighbors and undocumented people across the state.
The Oregon DACA Coalition was formed on November 9th, 2016 to advocate for
Dreamers and defend immigrant families from the racists, anti-immigrant attacks
spearheaded by the newly elected President and other right-wing extremists.
We are a grassroot organization made up of DACA recipients, documented and
undocumented immigrants, and their allies.
What is DACA?
The Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was formed through
executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and allows certain
people (Dreamers) who were brought to the U.S. unlawfully as minors to be
protected from immediate deportation. Recipients are able to request “consideration
of deferred action”. The DACA program has been heralded for bringing
young undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, allowing them to attend
colleges and universities, obtain driver licenses, provide for themselves,
their families and future while being positive and productive members of society.
On September 5th, President Trump ended the DACA program for future applicants.
Current DACA Recipients will remain under DACA status until their expiration
What We Do:
We engage the local community to take direct action to advocate for Dreamers
and the immigrant community. Some of the things we have accomplished:
ODC DACA recipients
shared their stories publicly to advocate for their rights.
1,000 letters and presented them in congressional town halls across the
rallies, and forums across Oregon.
Tabled and spoke
at over 50 community events.
Appeared on national
and local media including Univision, Telemundo, NPR, Stateman Journal, and
various radio shows to promote our mission.
organized actions across state liness.
Washington, DC to lobby members of congress in person.
trainings in Washington, DC.
Met with state
leaders at all levels of government to advocate for immigrant rights.
DACA scholarship fund that helped 70 DACA recipients cover the $495.00 initial
or renewal fee for DACA application.
leaders into strong allies and partners.
And we are continuing
the fight, now more than ever, to pass a Clean Dream Act and provide a path
to citizenship for those who are being told to go back into the shadows.
Connect with us on
Facebook or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 12, 2017.