This week's Tuesdays with Dana is a special action in cooperation with many other groups in Orange County to defend DACA. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals is a program founded by the Obama Administration in 2012 that allows certain illegal immigrants who arrived as minors to receive a renewable 2-year deferment from deportation, and eligibility for work permits. The program is under threat by Trump, who has recently suggested he will eliminate the program with a six month delay.
On Tuesday, September 5th, the Defend DACA Rally and Press Conference will take place from 9AM-12PM at San Marco Park in Irvine. Our regular Tuedays with Dana action will merge with this action under the banner of the Orange County Immigrant Coalition. Until there is a permanent legislative solution in place, Trump and the government have a responsibility to protect and uphold the DACA program. The goal is to create accountability and pressure towards local congressional leadership to support and defend DACA. We are targeting Congressional District 45, where Mimi Walters will be asked to make a public statement in support of DACA and denounce anytermination of DACA and demand that USCIS does not share any data with federal agencies in order to protect DACA participants.
At 9AM the marshals for the event will convene and brief for safety.
10AM - 12PM is the Rally, where we will march to CD 45 Office and return potential delegation to Mimi Walter's office.
11:30-11:45 will start Press Conference
Location is San Marco Park. 1 San Carlo, Irvine, CA 92614