ACTION ALERT: We can’t move backwards on immigration

NE_Appleseed_Icons_TakeAction-128Nebraskans have been saying for a long time that Congress must move us forward with up-to-date immigration laws that keep families united, boost our economy, and create a strong foundation for our future.

But, harmful new legislation is threatening to drag us backwards into more pitfalls that mean more broken families and more needless deportations.

Take action today!

Call or email your Congressman and tell him you support the President’s temporary Administrative Relief, and now you expect your Representative to vote to move America forward, not backward.

District 1 – Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Email Rep. Fortenberry

D.C. Office: (202) 225-4806

Local Office: (402) 438-1598

District 2 – Rep. Brad Ashford

Email Rep. Ashford

D.C. Office: (202) 225-4155

District 3Rep. Adrian Smith

Email Rep. Smith

D.C. Office: (202) 225-6435

Local Office: (308) 384-3900

Specifically, we ask that you urge your Representative to vote against harmful, extreme amendments that have been unnecessarily attached to an important bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

Here’s a short summary:

  1. Aderholt Amendment: Effectively repeals all of the President’s executive actions that provide much needed relief from deportation to immigrants and families, including DAPA and expanded DACA. (Also prohibits implementation of the “Creating Welcoming Communities” memo.) VOTE NO
  2. Blackburn Amendment: Eliminates DACA, prohibits renewals and new adjudications, which could mean deportation of DREAMers – young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. VOTE NO
  3. DeSantis Amendment: Prevents Immigration and Customs Enforcement from setting its own reasonable and measured enforcement priorities and could result in the deportation of victims of domestic violence. VOTE NO

What we need is for Congress to move us forward by creating common-sense immigration laws that include a clear process for citizenship in a way that will stop separating families, strengthen our economy, and reflect our American values.

A vote on these dangerous amendments could come today or tomorrow morning. So contact your Representative NOW and urge them to vote “No.” Nebraska families can’t afford for us to move backwards on immigration.

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