Friday, September 22, 2017

Help Support the Dream Act

Dear Colleagues,

PCACAC is proud to be supporting the 2017 Child and Youth Advocate Dream Act Letter to Congress, sent earlier this week.  Please visit our Government Relations page at to view the letter and download a sample letter to send to your state's  delegates.

Thank you for supporting immigrant children and youth during this urgent time.

Ginger Miller
PCACAC Government Relations Chair

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

PCACAC Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to End DACA

Dear Colleagues,

On Tuesday, September 5th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  PCACAC supports the NACAC response: "As a community of counseling professionals, we will do everything within our power to support DACA-eligible and other undocumented students," said NACAC CEO Joyce Smith. "We also call on Congress to pass the DREAM Act or similar legislation so we can provide stability to these students' lives."

The Administration decided to wait 6 months before completely ending the program to allow Congress to pass legislation addressing DACA recipients and other undocumented individuals.  PCACAC encourages members to submit the action alert NACAC has created urging Congress to pass legislation to protect DACA students as soon as possible.  The alert can be found here:Ĺ‹agementId=379893
If you want to learn more regarding DACA developments and updates, there is a webinar scheduled for September 7 at 4:00PM Eastern Time. For more information, please visit:

There are events happening across the nation in support DACA and DREAMer students. The DC event is listed below:
Sunday, September 10, 2017 EMERGENCY PROTEST: Let DACA Stay Time: 12:00 PM The White House: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC Contact: Jesse Anderson,

For more information about events happening across the nation, please visit this link:

Additionally, for more information on recent updates regarding the government's changes to the DACA program, please visit the links below:
Department of Homeland Security Fact Sheet:
Washington Post Article:

Ginger Miller, Chair, Government Relations Committee,
Nick Orban, Vice-Chair, Government Relations Committee,