Action Alert- Protect Asylum Seekers

Written on: June 19, 2019

This comes from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious-Immigration Coalition and is extremely important. Please consider calling your senators tomorrow, June 20 and asking them to oppose S.B. 1494 the “Secure and Protect Act of 2019” which is an oxymoron since it would eliminate protections for children and victims of human trafficking.

On June 20th, World Refugee Day of all days, the Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S.1494, Senator Lindsey Graham’s “Secure and Protect Act of 2019.” This bill would eliminate protections for children and victims of human trafficking, dismantle the U.S. asylum system, and further reduce refugee admissions. PLEASE tell your Senators that you oppose efforts to strip protections from immigrant children, asylum seekers, and refugees. Ask him or her to oppose the “Secure and Protect Act!”

Make your voice heard so that all Members of Congress know that their constituents care about the rights of immigrants and refugees. As people of faith and conscience, we must urge our national leaders to say NO to S.1494 so that people seeking safety are welcomed and protected.

Call Today: Tell Your Senators to Protect Children and Asylum Seekers

Sample Script:

I’m your constituent from [City, State], and [as a person of faith/Catholic sister], I urge you to oppose S.1494, the “Secure and Protect Act of 2019.” I call on you to protect refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrant children. The situation at our southwest border must be treated as a humanitarian crisis, rather than as an immigration enforcement issue. I call on you to reject the “Secure and Protect Act,” which would dismantle protections for unaccompanied children and asylum seekers, returning them to harm. My community welcomes asylum seekers and immigrants, and I urge you to do the same.

Pace e bene,
Sister Diane


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