Defend DACA March – August 30, 2017

Supporting Immigrant Families Loud & Clear

Immigrant families deserve the opportunity to live and work in their communities, without fear of arbitrary deportation decisions. That’s why ABB is working to support and defend the rights of immigrant families.

NYC March to #DefendDACA – August 30, 2017.

Yesterday, we co-sponsored and marched alongside our partners Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, & the New York Immigration Coalition to urge the Trump administration to preserve DACA, a program that has allowed young immigrants to go to school, get a job, and support their families in the country where they’ve spent most of their lives.

(From left to right) ABB Staff Attorney Dilini Lankachandra, ABB Skadden Fellow Sarah Brafman, and ABB Staff Attorney Molly Weston Williamson attend the March to #DefendDACA in NYC on August 30, 2017.

 

We’re also defending cities’ rights to enact “sanctuary city” policies, which are increasingly attacked by hostile state legislatures. Hot on the heels of the incredible outpouring of support for DACA here in New York, a federal judge in Texas blocked a law that would have not only prevented localities from enacting sanctuary city policies, but punished them for it. Read more about the case and decision here.