WE NEED HUMANE IMMIGRATION POLICIES
America is a nation of immigrants.
It is legal to seek asylum.
Those seeking asylum should be given refuge.
These statements are not partisan, yet Trump continues to vilify immigrants, deny requests for asylum, and separate families at the border. Trump and his administration continue to lie saying Congressional action is needed to keep families together while using these families as leverage to build Trump’s wall.
Trump’s GOP has two immigration proposals in the House – touting one as banning separating families at the border. This is another lie. This “compromise” bill gets rid of extra legal protections that children not be detained longer than necessary, which will lead to kids and families being detained indefinitely. Both bills also try to leverage relief for Dreamers by paying Trump’s ransom of gutting legal immigration and providing billions for his wall.
Trump could end this suffering, but he won’t; he has plans for further immigration crackdowns. Congress must stop letting children and families be used as hostages. Democrats have the Keep Families Together Act which will end these atrocities.
This is being done in our name. It is up to us to stop it.
Call every day to save these families and children!
**ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to demand the Senator do all he can to stop the inhumane practice of separating families at the border. Please thank the Senator for supporting the Keep Families Together Act.”
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to demand that Greg Walden PUT CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES BEFORE PARTY and do all he can to stop the inhumane practice of separating families at the border. I ask that he support legislation in line with the Keep Families Together Act and vote NO on both immigration proposals in the house. I will remember his vote in November. Thank you.”
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: CALL THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT COMMENT LINE**
“My name is [–] and I’m a [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions that I do not support his decision to separate families at the border. This is not a law but a policy of the Trump Administration that AG Sessions is carrying out. I demand that separating families at the border stop immediately. I will not have this done in my name.”
- Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
- Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
**ACTION FOUR: REMEMBER FOR THE MIDTERMS**
It has become clear that we need a different Congress to protect immigrants, families and children.
- Please make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote.
- Make sure every candidate for Congress is answering questions about how they will work to act as a check on this administration.
The 2018 elections will be the most important of our lives. Lives depend on it.
- The Trump Administration is Lying about its family separation policy
- Trump cites as a negotiation tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents
- The House GOP says their new bill bans separating families at the border. That’s a lie
- Trump aids plan fresh immigration crackdown before midterms