Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ACTION: STOP ABUSE’S BY TRUMP’S “DEPORTATION FORCE”

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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STOP ABUSES BY TRUMP’S “DEPORTATION FORCE”
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#StopICEAbuses
#ICE

Trump is transforming the Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) service into a massive “deportation force.” Fueled by Trump’s rhetoric and an executive order, ICE is deporting not just “bad hombres” but “...all [so-called] removable aliens.” It is tearing apart upstanding, productive families and its aggressive tactics are being criticized as abuse of its authority. This cruelty must stop.

ICE has arrested parents dropping kids at school, health care workers, and military veterans. Agents have targeted employers through raids on 7-Eleven stores and stepped up sweeps in sanctuary cities to spread fear among undocumented populations. ICE even arrested a woman, in a Texas courthouse, seeking protection from a domestic abuser. Unabashed, ICE acting director Thomas Homan says: "If you’re in this country illegally, we’re looking for you.”

The allegations of abuse leveled against ICE include:
• Racial profiling
• Entering homes without warrants
• Creating barriers to legal counsel
• Allowing inhumane conditions in jails
• Denying due process
• Targeting immigration activists.

On Monday, the White House suggested that people without criminal records should not be a deportation priority. But ICE’s Holman recently said: “I’ll never back down.” Congress must hold ICE accountable for its abuses and set limits on its powers.

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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT [for all Oregon MoC]:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am concerned that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is overstepping its authority and violating the rights of law-abiding residents. Its actions are ripping apart families and creating dangers to public safety as undocumented immigrants are afraid to work with local authorities. Please hold ICE accountable and set limits on its powers. Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2: SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Members of Congress to hold ICE accountable and set limits on its powers.

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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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