March 21, 2018 IN: Action Alerts, Immigration
Action Alert: Call your Members of Congress to Oppose Legislation that Ends Family-Based Immigration and Expands Deportations
Opposing H.R. 4760, Securing America’s Future Act
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) recently introduced the anti-immigrant bill, H.R. 4760, Securing America’s Future Act. This legislation would end our family-based immigration system by stripping the ability of U.S. citizens to sponsor their adult children, parents, and siblings. It would also take away the ability of lawful permanent residents to sponsor their adult unmarried children, cutting off family members who have been waiting for years and decades to reunite with their loved ones.
H.R. 4760 would also massively ramp up deportations by further militarizing the border, increasing the criminalization of immigrants, attacking sanctuary cities, and stripping due process protections. The bill would also strip discretion from adjudicators and due process protections for visa applicants and asylum-seekers.
House Republican leadership has been trying for weeks to convince a majority of members of Congress to vote for Rep. Goodlatte’s anti-immigrant bill. Fortunately, the bill has not yet received enough support to pass the House, but leadership continues to try to gather support for the measure. Use this link to call your member of Congress and urge him or her to vote no on this harmful bill that would transform the future of our country.
“I am your constituent from (city, state), and I strongly urge your office to oppose Rep. Goodlatte’s bill, H.R. 4760, Securing America’s Future Act. I strongly oppose any cuts to our family reunification system or the diversity visa program or any legislation that would ramp up enforcement efforts that will further terrorize and rip families apart. Congress should not lower the number of immigrants welcomed into the country.
Instead, Congress should pass a clean DREAM Act now. Eighty-seven percent of voters want a solution to address the limbo that undocumented youth are currently in, due to the termination of the DACA program.
Will your boss support family reunification and commit to opposing H.R. 4760?”