URGENT Action Alert — Calls Needed on Refugees, Vulnerable Migrants, and Detention

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Immigration Reform 2013 Alternatives to Detention jpegThe Senate Judiciary Committee is currently considering amendments to S. 744. As early as Monday, the committee is expected to focus on several amendments that could have long-term helpful or harmful consequences for refugees, asylees, stateless individuals, unaccompanied children, and all migrants subject to detention.

Please make calls to Senate Judiciary Committee members at 1-866-940-2439 to echo LIRS’s advocacy on these refugee amendments  and detention amendments. You can use this call script:

“As a person of faith, I urge the senator to OPPOSE the following amendments that would prevent vulnerable migrants such as refugees and children from seeking safety and protection, and increase the use of immigration detention: Grassley 25, 26, 27, 40, 41, 47, 51, 52, and 53, Graham 1 and Sessions 12.

Also, I urge the senator to SUPPORT these amendments which would improve the lives of vulnerable migrants and better protect families harmed by immigration detention: Hirono 22, Blumenthal 2, Franken 7, and Coons 6 and 8.”

Thank you for standing for welcome! Be sure to subscribe to this blog and LIRS’s Stand for Welcome campaign at www.lirs.org/sfw to receive more urgent updates and advocacy opportunities. Tell us how your call went at dc@lirs.org or by commenting on this post.

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