Action: Stop Trump From Destroying Immigrant Families

This week’s Call To Action has a major focus on immigration, as this is the most pressing concern right now; both in terms of what is happening to thousands of people on our southern border, and also to American values and what we stand for.

These actions come directly from Jen Hoffmann’s Americans of Conscience Checklist. Jen is just a regular American mom who puts out a excellent and regular update for action and we strongly recommend you subscribe to her list right here: https://jenniferhofmann.com/ home/weekly-action-checklist- democrats-independents- republicans-conscience/

We oppose inhumane treatment of all people and the government agencies that inflict it. People who immigrate to the US make our country stronger and deserve basic decency and respect.

Note: Our Immigration Game Plan breaks up actions this week–2 per day–Mon-Fri.

For all of these actions (except where otherwise indicated) call your House of Representative and two Senators.

Monday Action 1: Oppose “DACA compromise” immigration bill by June 22.

Script:

Hi. I’m calling to oppose the Goodlatte immigration bill. It hurts farmworkers, will deport more Dreamers, and keeps children in detention longer. This bill also funds a border wall, and I don’t want my tax dollar to pay for this. Can you assure me that [Congressperson name] will not support this bill?

Monday Action 2: Stand with all people seeking refuge in the US.

Sign Petition:

Petition from the Anti-Defamation League urging the Senate to vote no on hate-group member Ronald Mortensen for Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. (h/t)

Tuesday Action 1: Oppose expansion of ICE detention facilities.

Script: 

Hi. I’m calling about the so-called tent city in Tornillo, Texas built to house 450 immigrant children. I do not want my tax dollars paying for this. I want [Congressperson name] to stop all further construction of immigrant prison camps by co-sponsoring the DONE Act (S.2849/H.R. 5820). Can I count on this?

Tuesday Action 2: End criminalization of immigration.

Script: 

I’m calling because I want [name] to put an end to the president’s “zero tolerance” policy, which makes border crossing a crime and forces families apart. Asylum-seekers and refugees used to be released while their cases were pending. They are here legally. What is [name] doing to end this policy?

Wednesday Action 1: Call for an end to family separation.

Script:

Hi. I’m calling to oppose the practice of separating families as an immigration deterrent. It is immoral and traumatizing to willfully separate children from their parents, documented or not. I’d like [Congressperson name] to support Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Keep Families Together Act (S. 3036).

Wednesday Action 2: Stand with a gay man facing a life sentence in Nigeria.

Script:

Hi. I’m calling about Udoka Nweke, a 29-year-old man who fled anti-LGBTQ violence in Nigeria and sought legal asylum in the US. He has been in an ICE detention facility in California for over 16 months and has attempted suicide due to deteriorating mental health. He faces 14 years in jail or a death sentence if deported to Nigeria. I urge you to advocate for Udoka’s release on bail to receive treatment. (h/t)

Sign: Collaborative petition advocating for Udoka’s release to ICE field director.

Thursday Action 1: Advocate for oversight in ICE facilities.

Script:

Hi. I’m calling with concerns about detained people in ICE facilities are not receiving adequate medical care. I would like [Congressperson name] to demand investigation into reports showing a failure to provide basic care and deaths in detention. What is [Congressperson name] doing to hold ICE and DHS accountable? (h/t, h/t)

Thursday Action 2: Stand with domestic violence survivors seeking asylum.

Script:

Hi. I’m calling about Jeff Sessions disregarding international human rights law and turning his back ondomestic abuse survivors. We must provide refuge to women and children who are violated or threatened with death–especially when local authorities won’t protect them. What is [Congressperson name] doing to reinstate asylum for victims of domestic violence? (h/t)

Bonus Action:

Sign the petition demanding Jeff Sessions reverse his decision to refuse asylum to people fleeing domestic violence. (h/t)

Friday Action 1: Prevent deportation of longtime community members.

Script: 

Hi. I’m calling to ask [Congressperson name] to protect people here in the US on Temporary Protected Status. Specifically, I would like them to co-sponsor the SECURE Act (H.R. 4253/S. 2144) that would defer deportation of these longtime community members. Thank you. (h/t)

This action is from Olympia Indivisible’s weekly Call to Action with formatting edits. Be sure to go to their website for more on the actions, upcoming events and for their latest Research Report.  Also find them on Facebook.