Today and tomorrow, this Subcommittee will take the next step towards passing these bills.
When we last wrote to you, the Subcommittee on Immigration
and Border Security of the House of Representative’s Judiciary Committee was preparing
to debate four pieces of legislation that would strip protections for migrant
children traveling alone, harm migrants and the communities that welcome them,
and create unnecessary barriers for people seeking asylum. Today and tomorrow, this Subcommittee will take the next step towards passing these bills.
The 4 bills that
the Subcommittee will consider are:
This is not the first time we have seen these legislative
ideas, many of which are mean-spirited and unwelcoming, as similar bills were also
introduced in the last session. Rather
than spend time and energy on these bills, we believe Congress should work to enact
legislation that keeps families together, protects children, migrants, refugees
and other vulnerable persons.
Please join us in telling Congress that the faith community stands together to oppose these bills in any form.
We invite you to add your voice today by:
Calling your Representative at 202-224-3121.
Here’s a sample of what to say:
“I’m from (city, state, congregation/community) and as a person of faith,
I urge Rep. [NAME] to oppose any proposal that strips protections for migrant
children fleeing violence, creates barriers for asylum seekers, or expands the
use of immigration detention. Please
oppose such proposals including the Michael Davis Jr., in Honor of State and
Local Law Enforcement Act, the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act, and the
Protection of Children Act. I urge Rep. [NAME] to instead support legislation
that protects vulnerable migrants and refugees seeking protection in the U.S."
".@(your representative) As a person of faith from (your district/city)
please oppose H.R. 1148, 1149, 1153. Protect migrant kids & asylum seekers!"
Taking action at LIRS’s Action Center
to send a message to members of the House Judiciary Committee urging them to
stand with people of faith in opposing legislation that harms vulnerable
migrants seeking safety.
Thank you for letting Congress know that people of faith
believe migrants and refugees should be
welcomed not endangered.
Stay tuned for further updates and as always, thank you for
standing for welcome.
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