AILA Stands with Immigrants Campaign


We encourage you to participate in this social media campaign to show that you and AILA stand with immigrants. Use #AILAStandsWithImmigrants when posting on Twitter and Facebook. Also, use this opportunity to encourage your social media followers to call their senators and representatives on various immigration issues. This campaign and hashtag can be used on its own or in conjunction with other campaigns led by other stakeholders!

Twibbon campaign: Sign up for our Twibbon campaign and change your social media profile photos to include our #AILAStandsWithImmigrants graphic.

Facebook: IMPORTANT: Call your senators and representatives today and tell them you stand with immigrants and support policies that limit local law enforcement cooperation with ICE, protect asylum seekers, and welcome immigrants. (Or insert another immigration issue)

Twitter: Tell your Senator to stand with immigrants and support [INSERT ISSUE HERE] #AILAStandsWithImmigrants [INSERT GRAPHIC]

Targeting Muslims and Refugees Betrays American Values #AILAStandsWithImmigrants

Posted by American Immigration Lawyers Association on Saturday, January 28, 2017

Call and let your Senators and Representatives know you support immigrants and refugees. #AILAStandsWithImmigrants

Posted by American Immigration Lawyers Association on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Push back against DACA rescission by encouraging Congress to pass a clean Dream Act. You can use the hashtags #heretostay, #DreamersWelcome, #DreamAct, and #AILAStandsWithDreamers

  • Trump has stripped legal status of young immigrants who make America strong. Congress must pass the #DreamAct.
  • Trump's decision against Dreamers is not the end. Congress must do right by them: pass the #DreamAct. #HeretoStay
  • 800,000+ dreamers are in our workforce. Ending DACA not only disrupts their lives but also their employers, coworkers, patients & more.
  • Trump decision on #DACA is morally wrong & economically unwise. Congress must stand up 4 young immigrants & America. #HeretoStay
  • #Dreamers are American in every way except immigration status. They deserve a pathway to the American Dream. #DreamAct
  • #Dreamers are educators, engineers, nurses, and leaders in their field. They help make America great. #DreamAct #heretostay
  • #Dreamers came here as children. Squandering their talents by deporting them to countries they barely remember makes no sense. #DreamAct
  • Deporting #Dreamers would cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars in lost economic growth in the next decade. #DreamAct
  • Without #Dreamers, our economy will suffer. We need to pass the #DreamAct.
  • #Dreamers help Make America Great. They're giving back to their communities & driving economic growth. #DreamAct

Send a digital postcard, created by The National Education Association, to Congress, then share on social media. Find the digital postcards here:


I just sent a digital postcard to Congress to support the #DreamAct. You can too! #DreamersWelcome

Dreamers are teaching kids to read, explaining algebra & coaching sports. Pass the #DreamAct! #DreamersWelcome

20k educators teaching in schools right now face deportation. Meanwhile: Teacher shortage #DreamAct #DreamersWelcome


Dreamers are teaching kids to read, explaining algebra and coaching sports in our schools right now. They are our colleagues and friends. Tell Congress we need the Dream Act now!

I just sent this postcard to Congress asking them to support the Dream Act. Will you send one, too?

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Download #AILAStandsWith Dreamers

Tell Congress to Protect Dreamers

Other campaigns underway that would welcome your participation:

Protect Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Sample tweets, you can use the hashtag #ProtectTPS:

  • Congress, don't let Trump change the rules in the middle of the game for TPS holders! #ProtectTPS
  • In 25 years, TPS holders have created businesses, paid U.S. taxes, and raised citizen children. Don't leave them unprotected! #ProtectTPS

Sample Facebook posts:

  • Congress established Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to provide work permits and defer deportation for immigrants who cannot safely return to their home countries because of civil strife or natural disaster. Now TPS is under attack from the Trump administration. TPS is a proven program and lets immigrants contribute to this country's economy and society. Immigrants help build up this country. That's why we say #ProtectTPS.
  • TPS beneficiaries participate in the workforce at levels at least 20 points higher, on average, than the U.S. population. The United States needs these hard workers and should not turn them away. #ProtectTPS
  • The more than 300,000 TPS holders in this country are its essential caretakers: they tend to our children, they clean our homes and offices, they prepare our food, they make our clothes. Without their labor, our society would suffer. #ProtectTPS

DHS Appropriations Bill Would Fund Trump's Deportation Force

Sample tweets (please use the blue #AILAStandsWithImmigrants graphic)

  • Take Action: Tell Congress to STOP Legislation that Funds Trump's Massive #Deportation Machine
  • The House funding bill includes $1.6B for an ineffective #border wall. Tell Congress to vote NO
  • Tell Congress that @DHSgov funding bill will hurt #immigrants and their communities.
  • To strengthen Trump's mass #deportation force, ICE is getting a whopping 18% increase in Trump's budget. Read more:
  • DHS funding bill irrationally increases #ICE & #CBP funding while cutting DHS programs that are vital to public safety.
  • The House funding bill would grant Trump's request for a bigger #deportation force to deport more #DACA recipients.

SB 4 makes Texas unwelcoming for AILA's 2018 Annual Conference

Sample tweets (please use the gold #AILAStandsWithImmigrants graphic)

  • #SB4 makes Texas unwelcoming for @AILANational's 2018 Annual Conference. #AILAStandsWithImmigrants
  • #AILAStandsWithImmigrants and will not host a conference in a state with unjust #immigration laws. #SB4
  • #SB4 undermines our country's principles, which is why @AILANational will not host its 2018 conference in TX.
  • #SB4 is unjust & unfair. @AILANational will not bring its premier event to Texas in 2018. #AILAStandsWithImmigrants
  • .@GovAbbott, because of #SB4, @AILANational will not hold its premier event in your state. #AILAStandsWithImmigrants

Sample Facebook posts (please use the gold #AILAStandsWithImmigrants graphic)

  • By championing SB4 and signing it into law, Governor Abbot has continued the scapegoating of immigrants and the communities that welcome them, rather than acknowledging the immense benefits that immigrants bring to our nation. #AILAStandsWithImmigrants and will not host its largest conference in Texas next year.
  • I'm proud that #AILAStandsWithImmigrants. AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson: "SB-4 is unjust, unfair, and unreasonable and under these extraordinary circumstances, AILA has made the decision that it cannot bring its premier event to the state of Texas."

For standing against Trump's EOs, use #NoBanNoWall and/or #SolidaritySelfie

Join the "virtual march." Tweet photos of yourself at @POTUS using the hashtag #SolidaritySelfie!

Here's how to make a #SolidaritySelfie:

  1. Write a short note on a piece of paper - something like "Refugees Welcome," "Here to Stay" or "I stand with immigrants"
  2. Take a picture of yourself with the paper
  3. Tweet the photo of yourself, along with a note, at @POTUS (and at your Member of Congress). Make sure to include the hashtag #SolidaritySelfie!

Here are some suggested tweets, which could be used in various executive order scenarios:

Trump's immigration orders will create chaos, destroy lives and cost a fortune. #NoBanNoWall #SolidaritySelfie

Trump is taking a wrecking ball to our immigration system. We won't stop until we stop him. #NoBanNoWall #SolidaritySelfie

Trump's lies may have gotten him into the WH but we aren't fooled by his "alternate facts." These actions cost lives and money #NoBanNoWall

$25 billion in taxpayer funds could be spent much better than on a racist border wall. #NoBanNoWall

For refugees, use #RefugeesWelcome, #GreaterAs1

Share this petition and encourage others to sign it.

Graphics and sample tweets from Church World Service

@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS Don't stop welcoming refugees. Resettlement demonstrates the best of our values #RefugeesWelcome
@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS Keep America welcoming. Refugee resettlement is a proud American legacy with bipartisan support #RefugeesWelcome
@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS More than 800 faith leaders are opposed to any policy that would keep Muslim refugees from seeking safety:
@realDonaldTrump & @POTUS Christians oppose policies that would deny Muslims refuge and preference Christians:

Tell President Trump #AmericaDoesNotBan Refugees: Action Guide, and a link to social media shareables for each state

From Center for American Progress
Closing the doors on Syrian refugees during a global refugee crisis undermines American tradition #refugeeswelcome

Communities across the US are already working hard to integrate 1000s of Syrian refugees #refugeeswelcome

Now is not the time to shut the doors on "your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" #refugeeswelcome

America should remain a beacon of hope for Syrian & other refugees, not turn them away #refugeeswelcome

From Refugee Council USA
Tweet @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse, and @ your Senators/Representatives: ".@[HANDLE], my community stands w/ ALL refugees! Support refugee resettlement & reject discrimination! #RefugeesWelcome"

For sanctuary cities, use #OurCitiesStandTall

You can also post this petition asking your mayor to defend sanctuary cities.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17013063.