Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ACTION: RESIST TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON IMMIGRANTS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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RESIST TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON IMMIGRANTS
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#ImmigrationReform
#ProtectVisas
#DreamActNow

Trump’s malignant talent of dividing the nation has turned to immigrants. He tars immigrants as criminals and now is undertaking a massive overhaul of America’s immigration regulations to “protect Americans.” We must counter this fake crisis by upholding the value of immigration, which has enriched America generation after generation.

Trump rages that immigrants are rapists, drug-dealers, and murderers although “some, I assume, are good people.” This vilification is working. Two-thirds of his base now says immigration is a “very big problem.”

Trump’s latest move would deny permanent residency to legal immigrants who use government services, such as food assistance, for themselves or their children. He has also unleashed ICE, his “deportation force,” to brutally enforce his will.

Trump has called for changes that, cumulatively, will upend immigration, including:
• Ending family reunification programs, which Trump calls “chain migration.”
• Revoking Temporary Protected Status, a form of humanitarian assistance.
• Ending the Diversity Visa Lottery because it brings “the worst people.”
• Limiting the Trafficking Victims Protection Act for children.
• Extensively delaying H-1B visas for skilled workers.

During this week’s immigration debates, we must implore our MoCs to champion the benefits of immigration and repair this needless division.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**

SAMPLE SCRIPT :
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to express my strong disapproval of Trump’s attempts to completely revise our immigration practices. His actions and proposals are an attack on an important source of America’s greatness, generation after generation. Please tell the [Senator/Rep] to work 1) to bring a clean DREAM Act to the Senate/House Floor 2) to reject any legislation that changes current immigration policy and 3) investigate ICE’s abuses as they implement Trump’s cruel immigration policies. Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2: SEND THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

Share this post with friends and family, especially in red states. Urge them to oppose Trump’s attempts to totally revise our immigration practices. He is taking or has proposed several actions which, when taken together, are an attack on a practice that has made America great generation after generation. We need more kindness in our approach but people also need to understand the economic advantages of welcoming immigrants into our country.

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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

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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