Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. will support our membership and defend DACA

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. will support our membership and defend DACA

For Immediate Release September 3rd, 2017
Contact: Alicia Bustillos, Vice President of Public Affairs [email protected]

Sept. 4, 2017 - As a sisterhood dedicated to service, academics, higher education degree attainment, and leadership within our community, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. stands shoulder to shoulder with our members who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Kappa Delta Chi adamantly opposes revoking DACA in any form.  

Unofficial reports are stating President Trump plans to end DACA, with a six-month delay. At this moment we do not know what this means, but we do know Congress must move quickly to protect DREAMers (DACA recipients). We call upon the administration to thoroughly assess the consequences this action will have on many of the brightest minds in our country. They are individuals who are leading the way academically, are contributing to our society and economy, and are proud Americans.  

Rescinding  DACA will take talented youth out of the classrooms, universities, and workforces across the nation. It means tearing apart families. This action will have an irreparable, long lasting impact on those who have only known one home and believe in one dream - the American dream.

It is a scary and uncertain time for anyone that may be affected. During this period of unpredictability, our sisterhood will remain the welcoming and loving niche on campuses, and support all members equally as they pursue a better life, serve as active members of our communities, and fulfill their dreams through education. We ask that you keep our sisters and friends close and offer comfort and support.  

Ways to get involved:

We urge you to defend DACA by contacting your Representative in Congress to demand action from Speaker Ryan to introduce the DREAM Act to the House floor.

Narrow your search. Text your zip code to 502-200-2223 to find your Representatives in Congress or search: www.usa.gov/elected-officials

Know your rights.  Leverage resources such as the Immigrant Legal Resource Center: What do I need to know if the DACA Program ends?

You can also use sources such as www.defenddaca.com or www.unitedwedream.org to find local events to have your voice heard.  

If there are any sisters with questions being directly impacted by this decision on DACA, please contact Paula Martinez (Chi chapter - University of Texas at San Antonio) at [email protected]

DACA students are leaders in our communities and universities across the country.  They have demonstrated that they are Americans in mind, heart, and spirit.  They have enriched and strengthened their communities, schools, and businesses across the nation. Removing the protection provided under DACA is unacceptable and will severely impact the future of this country. It would be detrimental to the economy, our education systems and break apart families. Kappa Delta Chi will support our membership and defend DACA.

#DefendDACA #SistersInSolidarity #KDChiDefendsDACA

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501 c 7, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population.

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