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June 18, 2013

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Three Things You Can Do to Oppose the SAFE Act

 

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) introduced the “SAFE Act” H.R. 2278 in the House, and the House Judiciary Committee will mark-up the bill TODAY, Tuesday, June 18.

If enacted, the SAFE Act’s single-minded focus on immigration enforcement will increase detentions and deportations and create an environment of rampant racial profiling and unconstitutional detentions without fixing the immigration system’s fundamental problems. If the SAFE Act passes, it would also be disastrous for the bipartisan efforts to win just immigration reform.

 

Three Things You Can Do to Oppose the SAFE Act 

 

1. Make calls to members of the House Judiciary Committee (if you live in their districts) or to House leaders TODAY 

 

* Find out if your representative is on the House Judiciary Committee. Call (202) 224-3121 for the Congress Switchboard.

 

Script: My name is _____ calling from ­­­­­_____. The SAFE Act is out of step with the country, and represents the views of the nativist, anti-immigrant extremists. As a constituent, I urge you to invest in your political future by voting NO on the SAFE Act, H.R. 2278.

 

*Call (202) 224-3121 for the Congress Switchboard. Ask for Representatives Goodlatte (HJC Chair R-VA), Conyers (HJC Ranking Member (D-MI), and Boehner (House Speaker, R-OH).

 

Script: My name is _____ calling from ­­­­­_____. The SAFE Act represents the views of the nativist, anti-immigrant extremist and is out of step with the views of the vast majority of Americans. The SAFE Act’s single-minded focus on immigration enforcement would dramatically increase detentions and deportations, and create an environment of rampant racial profiling and unconstitutional detentions without fixing the immigration system’s fundamental problems. I urge you to invest in your political future by opposing the SAFE Act, H.R. 2278, and blocking it from coming up for a vote.

 

2. Watch the House Judiciary Committee mark-up via livestream TODAY and tweet throughout the mark-up using hashtag #HATEACT . 

 

*Share tweets about any comments that highlight anti-immigrant, nativist enforcement-only sentiments.  Don’t forget to use #HATEACT #timeisnow # CIR4

 

3. Circulate a local press statement to affirm your organization’s opposition 

 

A sample statement from CAMBIO member Rights Working Group can be found here. 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 19, 2013 6:52 am

    Reblogged this on Ned Hamson Second Line View of the News.

  2. James Quinn permalink
    June 18, 2013 7:08 pm

    OMG what a terrible thing that someone actually wants to ENFORCE our nation’s laws.

    The current proposal does not address at all on how it will improve enforcement of the laws on those who are actually documented. The reason for this seems quite simple, the laws won’t be enforced anymore than they are now.

    In addition to the illegal aliens, it is time to enforce the current laws concerning those we have already “documented”. When we are unable to find one of the 11,000,000 (probably more) illegals, it is somewhat understandable. But when we refuse to prosecute an immigrant who we have issued a student visa and/or green card to (who has broken numerous immigration laws) this is nothing less than a dereliction of duty on the part of immigration.

    My ex came in on student visa yet never went to school and worked illegally for three years (student visa fraud). Got green card by not mentioning her first arrest for theft (material misrepresentation). Failed to mention it again when conditions were removed. Has acquired four additional theft convictions (crimes of moral turpitude). Denied citizenship 2 years ago but continues to reside in US and break our laws. Unfortunately I found this all out after the fact. It’s ICE that needs reform not the immigration laws.

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