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Action Alert: Help Stop Dangerous Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The U.S. Senate is currently considering legislation that would force local police to serve as immigration enforcement officers. Such proposals would reverse years of intentional, community-based policing efforts that are vital to public safety in neighborhoods across the country. S. 3100, the “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act,” would penalize communities with “sanctuary” policies, harming victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and trafficking, and communities at large, and S. 2193 the “Stop Illegal Reentry Act, would create criminal penalties for those who’ve reentered the US after having lost their removal cases (including those who are fleeing sexual and domestic violence).

Please call your U.S. Senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to oppose the S. 3100 and S. 2193.

The two bills we must urge our Senators to oppose are:

S. 3100 “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act” would penalize communities with “sanctuary” policies, harming victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and trafficking, and communities at large. This bill would punish cities that allow police to focus on community priorities rather than target people based on their immigration status by cutting critical funding that supports public services, including domestic violence and housing resources. When members of the community can report sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent crimes, and seek protection without the fear of being deported and separated from their families, safety and security increases for everyone.

S. 2193 "Stop Illegal Reentry Act" would create criminal penalties for those who’ve reentered the US after having lost their removal cases (including those who are fleeing sexual and domestic violence). This would penalize and target many domestic and sexual assault victims who are fleeing violence and seeking safety for themselves and their children.

Tell your U.S. Senators that undermining states and localities committed to protecting all community members will endanger victims and communities at large.

PLEASE CALL 202-224-3121
TELL THEM YOU OPPOSE
S.3100 & S. 2193
DEADLINE TODAY 12:00 PM

For New York, Call Senators Kirsten Gillibrand & Senator Chuck Schumer.

You can dial 202-224-3121 twice to reach both of them!

You can use this script: "Hello my name is (name) from (City or county) and I'm calling to ask the Senator to oppose S.3100, the "Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act" and other anti-immigrant proposals. This bill turns local police into immigrant enforcement agents. I expect the Senator to stand with our immigrant community against politicians who want to separate immigrant families and spread fear using our tax dollars"

Tweet at Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and tell them to OPPOSE the bills:
.@SenSchumer Our community welcomes #immigrants. OPPOSE S.3100, the so-called "Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act"
.@SenGillibrand Our community welcomes #immigrants. OPPOSE S.3100, the so-called "Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act"

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