Tell your Senator's Immigration Staffers: We SUPPORT amendments
Narrowly centered on the Dream Act and a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth.
If border provisions must be included they must be: accountable, data-driven, and responsive to the concerns of border communities.
We OPPOSE any proposals that
Fundamentally change our immigration system, especially those that threaten family sponsorship, access to asylum, and border communities.
We recommend Senators vote YES on
Coons #1955, which offers a pathway to citizenship for dreamers. This amendment is a bipartisan, narrowly-tailored legislative solution that would permanently and responsibly protect immigrant youth, while also addressing data-driven, accountable border enforcement that upholds the rule of law and recognizes the importance of consultation with border communities.
We recommend Senators vote NO on
Amendments based on the Secure and Succeed Act, which would dismantle access to family reunification, add $25 billion to deportation and border enforcement mechanisms, eliminate the diversity visa lottery system, and jeopardize access to asylum for children. While the bill offers a 12 year pathway to citizenship, it mandates gravely disproportional consequences that would result in immediate deportation for Dreamers seeking citizenship. Using the desperation of immigrant youth to push through destructive policies that undermine other immigrant and border communities violates our values and fails to promote the common good. Click here for Church World Services statement opposing this bill.