Take Action: Oppose Harmful Immigration Bill
January 23, 2019: This week, the U.S. Senate announced it will take up two votes:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a vote on the End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act. This legislation contains not only funding for a needless border wall, but also harmful attacks on immigrants that would keep safety out of reach for many survivors of violence, including children seeking asylum protections. The bill’s massive increase in funding for enforcement and detention will result in fewer survivors seeking critical services and protections that help them seek safety.
The second vote will be a clean continuing resolution to reopen the government until February 8th to allow for federal employees affected by the shutdown to get paid and for affected programs to be funded as Congress works on longer term funding.
Tell Your SENATOR to Oppose Harmful Immigration Legislation:
Please urge your SENATORS to VOTE NO on the Trump/McConnell End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act which they will vote on THURSDAY. This bill funds the needless border wall, drastically increases immigration enforcement and detention, fails to protect DACA and TPS recipients, and diminishes protections for vulnerable children.
Call your SENATOR TODAY!
Find your Senator’s contact information here.
WHAT TO SAY
My name is _______and I’m calling from [City and State] and I'm a voter. I’m calling today to ask [Senator ________ ] to vote NO on the End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act which needlessly increases immigration enforcement and detention, fails to protect DACA and TPS holders, and limits protections for minors seeking asylum. Instead, the Senator should support the clean continuing resolution to end the shutdown and start to work to adopt real, permanent solutions for immigrant communities and for our country.
For more information see:
AIS Media Statement
AILA Policy Brief: Trump Shutdown Bill Full of Extreme Restrictionist Provisions.