February 15, 2018 IN: Action Alerts, Immigration
Action Alert: Call your Senators to Oppose Legislation that Attacks Family Immigration and Expands Deportation
The Senate is debating immigration legislation this week in an effort to find a path forward on protecting DREAMers from deportation. Unfortunately, a number of Republican Senators working closely with the White House intend to tack on anti-immigrant legislation that would dismantle our family-based immigration system, expand detention and deportations, and militarize our border.
For example, the Secure and Succeed Act, sponsored by Senators Grassley, Cornyn, and others, would:
- Eliminate the ability of immigrants and U.S. citizens to sponsor adult children and siblings for green cards, and make it nearly impossible for U.S. citizens to sponsor their parents.
- Undermine protections against prolonged immigration detention.
There are two actions you can take TODAY to keep families together!
1) Call Your Senators to Keep Families Together and Protect Dreamers: Dial 1-866-940-2439.
Please call twice to be connected to your 2 Senators.
“I am your constituent from [CITY/TOWN] and I strongly urge you to oppose the Secure and Succeed Act, an anti-immigrant, anti-family bill that would hurt many in the Southeast Asian American community by dismantling family-based immigration and expanding the ability of ICE to detain and deport immigrants. Instead, I urge you to enact a bipartisan, permanent solution that offers a pathway to citizenship for the whole DREAMer population and protects access to family reunification. I oppose any efforts to expand deportation enforcement.”
2) Take 5 minutes to fill out this form to share how you have benefitted from our family-based immigration system! Your story will help us to defend against attacks on family reunification.