For the last year immigrants and their allies have been playing defense in the face of insults, banning orders, threats, bullying, and unceasing talk about a border wall from the Trump administration.

One of the most injurious Administration actions was the cancellation of DACA. That put nearly 800,000 ‘dreamers’ — who immigrated to the US as children — in limbo, facing possible deportation.

This week, Trump revoked provisional residency permits (known as TPS) protecting more than 200,000 El Salvadorans. This move comes after the decision last November to deny TPS renewal to nearly 60,000 Haitians—who fled multiple earthquakes in their country.

With Trump and anti-immigrant forces in control, how can we fight back? 

In poll after poll, majorities of Americans demonstrate an understanding of the positive roles immigrants play in our society and favor sensible immigration reforms.

We must call on Congress to act!

The “Dream Act”, legislation designed to legalize immigrants who arrived here as children, polls well – even across party lines. It hit 86% approval in a September 2017 Washington Post–ABC survey. The same survey found 69% of US adults are “strongly” supportive of the Obama-era DACA program that protected “childhood arrivals.”

The tide is so strong that even Trump and his congressional accomplices feel the need to pay lip service to the Dream Act.

But don’t believe the hype.

Our unrelenting calls for a CLEAN Dream Act are working. Washington is feeling the heat and worrying about next November.

The time to fight is now. Keep the pressure on.

Call your Representative today. Tell them No DREAM, No debt Deal!  Ask them to support the introduction of a CLEAN Dream Act unencumbered by wall funding and other repressive measures.  Here is a short and easy script to follow:

The Dream Act has had bi-partisan support since it was first introduced into congress in the summer of 2001. It deserves a vote. Please pledge to vote for a government spending bill, only if it includes a clean version of the Dream Act.  And please make your pledge public. We are counting on you.

Please call Congress now to protect immigrants and their families.


Happy New Year!  We’re ready to build a powerful movement for change in 2018!

We are already hard at work confronting Trump’s attacks on our communities, our rights, and our future. And thanks to all of you who made a special year-end gift in 2017, we are ready to rise and resist his disastrous agenda in the year ahead, and to work with you to reclaim the future we know is possible.

Here is what we’re working right now and how you can take action:


A Clean Dream Act: The first order of business in 2018, demand Congress pass a Clean Dream Act. Democrats will once again have the opportunity tomake this a requirement before signing onto the next spending bill. Let’s make sure they stand with Dreamers and give security to almost 800,000 deserving young people who came to the U.S. as children. Call Congresss now!


Replace NAFTA: We are demanding a new NAFTA that will benefit workers in all three countries, that ensures environmental and labor protections, and that does away with investor-state dispute settlement. Follow us on Facebook for the latest developments.


Bridges Not Borders: Reality Tours continue to build people-to-people ties, understanding and unity around the world. Travel with us in 2018!


Promise to Protect: Keystone XL is a violation of Indigenous rights and it will be stopped (again). We’re standing with Indigenous leaders in the #PromisetoProtect. Join a wave of #NoKXL resistance. Have you taken the Pledge? Sign up now.


End the Blockade Against Cuba: Global Exchange will continue to play a central role in building understanding between the people of the U.S. and Cuba by expanding our program of educational travel tothe island. We oppose attempts by Trump to roll back progress made toward normal relations and an end the blockade. Come with us to Cuba in 2018!


Town Hall Summer: In the spirit of Freedom Summer and so many summers since, we want to air the critical issues of the day in town squares and public halls across the U.S. We will bring people together tomobilize around core issues and build a broad civic groundswell ahead of the critical mid-term elections.

Thank you for joining us! We’re proud to have you by our side as we continue our work for peace, justice, and human rights.