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Help us Stop the SAFE Act from Becoming Law

June 19, 2013


Last night, the House Judiciary Committee passed the “SAFE Act”, H.R. 2278.  If enacted, the “SAFE Act” will lead to the rampant expansion of racial profiling, unconstitutional arrests, and mass detention and deportations.  It will criminalize over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States and funnel more immigrants into our detention and deportation system than ever before.  The “SAFE Act” is single-minded in its focus to expand immigration enforcement and detention and stands in the way of fair, just, and commonsense approaches to immigration reform endorsed by 73% of Americans.

Read more about the SAFE Act with DWN’s one-page summary of the detention-related provisions and our press releaseWe need your help to stop it from becoming law.  Contact House Leaders Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and tell them not to bring the “SAFE Act” up for a vote.

Help us stop the SAFE Act from becoming law

 1.    Make calls to House leaders Rep. John Boehner & Rep. Nancy Pelosi and to your own Representative.

Rep. Boehner (House Speaker, R-OH):(202) 225-0600

Rep. Pelosi (Minority Leader, D-CA): (202) 225-4965

Your own Representative: (202) 224-3121 for the Congressional Switchboard

 Script: My name is _____ calling from ­­­­­_____. The SAFE Act is out of step with the rest of the country and represents the views of nativist, anti-immigrant extremists.  The SAFE Act’s single-minded focus is to locate, detain and deport immigrants at the detriment of families and communities.  I urge you to recognize the 73% of Americans who support efforts to pass common sense, just immigration reform. Please oppose the SAFE Act, H.R. 2278, and keep it from coming up for a floor vote. 

2.    Spread the word about the SAFE Act.

Forward this alert to your networks and tweet @JohnBoehner and @NancyPelosi to stop the “SAFE Act” from coming to the House floor.   Share tweets about any comments that highlight anti-immigrant, enforcement-only sentiments.  Use hashtag #HATEAct to spread the word.

3.    Send an Email

Click here to send an email to the House Leadership and your own Representatives through our friends at Rights Working Group.



One Comment leave one →
  1. James Quinn permalink
    June 19, 2013 1:56 pm

    Thank God the government is starting to see the detriment brought to our country by those who arbitrarily choose which laws they are going to follow. Our current enforcement laws are there for a reason and that reason is clearly shown in the condition of our country. Let’s hope the SAFE act accomplishes its goal of returning enforcement of our laws both for the benefit of our citizens and the benefit of those who have chosen to take the legal route to citizenship.

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