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  • Leila Pine
    The U.S. Senate is taking up amendments to the immigrant reform bill today, so please call them TODAY asap! ... From: Hannah Hafter
    Message 1 of 1 , May 9, 2013
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      The U.S. Senate is taking up amendments to the immigrant reform bill today, so please call them TODAY asap!

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      From: Hannah Hafter <hannahhafter@...>
      Date: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 9:14 AM
      Subject: [NMD Local] Fwd: [DWN] Fwd: ACTION ALERT: Call & email Senators on Border Amendments to be voted on TODAY
      To: NMD Local <coregroup@...>


      More info on amendments proposed to the immigration reform bill, and more actions needed. From Southern Border Communities Coalition. But it is sad that they didn't choose to prioritize the dangerous deportations amendment as part of this..!

      HH

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      From: Andrea Black <ablack@...>

      SPEAK UP FOR A BETTER BORDER!

      NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!

      SENATE JUDICIARY WILL CONSIDER BORDER AMENDMENTS TO THE IMMIGRATION BILL TODAY


      URGE SENATORS TO SUPPORT FAVORABLE BORDER AMENDMENTS

      Favorable border amendments include:

      • Feinstein Amendment #10: Establishes a grant program to improve transportation and infrastructure at border crossings.

      • Feinstein Amendment #11: Reduces the definition of the Southwest Border Region from the area within 100 miles of the Southern border to 25 miles, significantly reducing the area in which border agents can operate drone and video surveillance that threatens our privacy.

      • Leahy Amendment #4: Places limitations on construction of new border fencing by requiring DHS to consult with relevant agencies and border communities, requiring DHS to identify what environmental and other laws they seek to waive and why, and expanding the allowable use of funds to include port-of-entry infrastructure.

      Please call or email the Border State Senators in the Judiciary Committee with the following message:

      “Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am calling to strongly urge Senator [NAME OF SENATOR] to SUPPORT Senator Feinstein’s amendments 10 and 11, and Senator Leahy’s amendment 4.  These amendments are easy fixes that improve border provisions in S.744.” [SEE LIST OF SENATORS BELOW]


      URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE DETRIMENTAL BORDER AMENDMENTS

      Detrimental border amendments include:

      • Sessions Amendment #37: Strikes requirement for CBP to issue use-of-force policy.

      • Sessions Amendment #38: Strikes requirement for CBP to specify training requirements for its agents.

      • Cruz Amendment #1 and Cornyn Amendment #1: Calls for a dramatic increase in  Border Patrol agents (Cruz calls for 40,000 more and Cornyn calls for 5,000 more, on top of the 20,000 that are already at the southern border); adds more border enforcement triggers that must be met before immigrants can get on the pathway to citizenship; calls for increased prosecutions in all border sectors; and calls for more border fencing.

      Please call or email the Border State Senators in the Judiciary Committee with the following message:

      “Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am calling to strongly urge Senator [NAME OF SENATOR] to OPPOSE Senator Session’s amendments 37 and 38, Senator Cruz’s amendment 1 and Senator Cornyn’s amendment 1.  These amendments are too extreme and out-of-step with the bipartisan spirit of S.744.”


      Contact the Senators below who are on the Judiciary Committee

      Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA)
      DC: (202) 224-3841

      Email: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

      Senator Patrick Leahy (VT)
      DC: (202) 224-4242
      Email: https://www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/

      Senator Jeff Flake (AZ)
      DC: (202) 224-4521
      Email: http://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

      Senator Ted Cruz (TX)
      DC: (202) 224-5922
      Email: http://www.cruz.senate.gov/contact.cfm

      Senator John Cornyn (TX)
      DC: (202) 224-2934
      Email: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

      Senator Charles Schumer (NY)
      DC: (202) 224-6542
      Email: https://www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/contact_chuck.cfm

      Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN)
      DC: (202) 224-3244
      Email: http://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm?contactForm=emailamy&submit=Go

      Senator Al Franken (MN)
      DC: (202) 224-5641
      Email: http://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=email_al

      For more information: Southern Border Communities Coalition www.BringJusticeHome.us.



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      Andrea Guerrero
      Executive Director
      Alliance San Diego
      619.405.0620




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