ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress the Time for Immigration Reform is Now!
The US Senate just passed an immigration reform bill that provided a path to citizenship for the undocumented but also “practically militarizes the border” in Senator Graham’s words, spending $50 billion to doubling the number of border agents by adding 21,000 and building 700 more miles of border fortifications.
The US House now needs to pass an immigration reform bill, but it faces a rocky road in the House. There is strong opposition in the House to a path to citizenship. An immigration reform bill without a path to citizenship isn’t really immigration reform. Your Congressman is already hearing from those who oppose immigration reform. Your Congressman needs to hear from you.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Congressman the Time for Immigration Reform is Now!
Contact your Representative and tell him you support a path to citizenship and you oppose “militarizing the border” and wasting $50 billion in taxpayer money. When Congress returns to session after the July 4th holiday, they need to get down to work!
Contact Your Rep Now & Mark Your Calendar to Call-In on TUES July 9th, SC Call in Day.
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LINKS TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE & MORE INFO (click read more)
Rep Mark Sanford (SC-1): https://sanford.house.gov/contact/email-me
“S.C. House members cooler — but not stone cold — on immigration reform” Charleston Post & Courier, SUN June 30th
“Securing” the border? Necessary?
*The number of border agents in recent years has already been doubled… doubling them again would quadruple the number of border agents.
*Deportations have hit record levels under the Obama administration. This also means family separations on a massive scale and the imprison of American citizens in private prison gulags due to a lack of due process.
* The border cannot be “secured.” As long as there is opportunity on the other side of the border, people will cross it. Just as with the drug war, as long as there is supply and demand, efforts to stop border traffic will be bypassed. In addition, most undocumented immigrants cross the border legally, but overstay their visas.
SC Immigration Coalition, http://www.sc-coalition.org/about-us/our-work/ccomprehensive-immigration-reform
A United South Carolina, http://unitedsc.org/