For us, DACA is not an immigration crisis. It is a human rights crisis. And human rights cannot be deferred. Every day approximately 122 people lose DACA protection. This cruel policy immorally punishes and traumatizes innocent young people and their families.As Indigenous Peoples, we know our history and we know our relatives. Many so-called “undocumented” people are in fact Indigenous Peoples, children of Original Nations with a millennial history of travel across the continent to trade and engage in ceremonial obligations at sacred sites of their traditional territories before the US existed.
We want to share this new op-ed, “Dreamers Must be Protected – as Indigenous Peoples Were Not,” by Betty Lyons, President of the American Indian Law Alliance, which was published today in The Guardian.
Please share and post this op-ed on social media. We’re using the hashtag: #HumanRightsCannotBeD