In the face of the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA, we are humbled and moved by the tremendous courage, leadership, and resilience demonstrated by DACA recipients and undocumented and immigrant youth leaders who are putting it all on the line working to protect and advance their rights, keep families whole, and make our communities strong and vibrant. Tens of thousands of young people and families across Connecticut are impacted by this decision. We stand beside them, and we encourage you to listen to their voices, invest in their leadership, and heed their calls for support and action during this difficult and uncertain time.
Please take a moment to follow, connect with, donate to, and learn from and about the work of local organizations like our grantee partners CT Students for a Dream and Make the Road CT as well as other statewide coalitions like the CT Immigrant Rights Alliance.
For grantmakers wondering how this might impact your work, we encourage you to share this “Things to Know” fact sheet from United We Dream with your grantees and tap into the resources available through Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees to better understand how this decision impacts the communities you support. Regardless of your funding focus – whether in education, housing, health care, community economic development, social services – the work you support is impacting and being impacted by the experiences of undocumented youth and families, and you can play an important and informed role in supporting their strength and resilience.
President, Perrin Family Foundation
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