Action Alert: #FIX96 to stop deportations

Sep 1 Action Alert: #FIX96 to stop deportations

Take Action! Tell Us Why You Want to #FIX96

In 1996, the passage of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) led to a massive surge of deportations impacting many immigrants and refugees. These laws made it extremely difficult for an immigration judge to stop a person's deportation, and expanded the scope of crimes that could make immigrants automatically deportable. Since 1998, almost 16,000 Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans have received final deportation orders, including many legal permanent residents.

This past April, Rep. Raul Grijalva introduced H. Res 708 in support of legislation that would fix these laws. As we approach the 20th anniversary of IIRIRA on September 30, let's remind congressional leaders how SEAAs continue to be harmed by these bad deportation policies. TAKE ACTION All you need to do is print this sign, share why YOU think deportation is bad for immigrant families and communities, share on social media and tag us (@SEARAC) and your member of Congress with a call for them to support H. Res 708.

TAKE ACTION
All you need to do is print this sign, share why YOU think deportation is bad for immigrant families and communities, share on social media and tag us (@SEARAC) and your member of Congress with a call for them to support H. Res 708.