Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP NEW ICE DEPORTATION POWERS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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STOP NEW ICE DEPORTATION POWERS
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#ProtectImmigrants
#StopCruelImmigrationLaws
A sweeping package of anti-immigration bills that would “provide rocket fuel for President Trump's mass deportation agenda" is going through House committees http://bit.ly/2r09mCc. We have to act NOW to stop them. 
HR 2431( http://bit.ly/2qGiC9w and http://bit.ly/2roDy99) would:
--expand mandatory detention categories and block detainees from seeking release on bond
--make illegal residency a crime, with sentences up to 20 years
--more than double the number of ICE agents and prosecutors
--give the DHS Secretary the authority to revoke visas and permit deportation without review
--withhold federal funding if federal immigration laws aren’t enforced
-- weaponize ICE agents with military assault rifles and expand their arrest powers.
HR 2406 would codify ICE authority to issue detainers—the controversial practice of asking local police to hold someone for 48 hours after their release time. http://bit.ly/2sez4CW
HR 2407 would move the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCSIS) away from facilitating visas to preventing visa fraud and security threats. http://bit.ly/2rbpAqF
If passed, these will be fought in the courts. But our MoCs must stop them from becoming law. 
We MUST stand with our estimated 114,000 undocumented Oregonians http://bit.ly/2qGeSEU and tell our MoCs: “Vote no on HR 2431, 2406 and 2407.”

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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to draw the attention of Representative [--] to a package of three bills HR 2431, 2406 and 2407, that would make possible mass deportations of undocumented Oregonians. These bills violate bedrock rights to due process for everyone in this country, no matter their citizenship status. They are unnecessary for enforcing current immigration law. I call on the Representative to oppose these bills. Thank you."
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JUST AS IMPORTANT: CALL, TEXT, AND EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN RED DISTRICTS TO DO THE SAME. “SHARE” OR COPY / PASTE THIS ACTION!
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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