Stop the deportation of our Salvadoran neighbors

OFFICIAL DAILY ACTION FOR Wednesday, January 10

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ACTION: Ask our Senators to co-sponsor the SECURE Act to stop the mass-deportation of Salvadorans

Monday the Trump Administration announced that it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  of about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the country since at least 2001, leaving them to face deportation by September 2019.  The prospect of deportation raises a terrible dilemma for the 190,000 US born children of these immigrants who must soon choose between separation from their parents and exile to  an impoverished country with one of the world’s highest murder rates. Thousands more  Haitians and Nicaraguans  with TPS are under similar threat. Congress should move soon to stop this ethnic cleansing.  Representatives Smith and Jayapal have endorsed legislation to give these families permanent resident status. But our Senators have not yet signed  on to  Senator Chris Van Hollen’s   Safe Environment From Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act to give TPS immigrants permanent residency and a path to citizenship.

Let them know these immigrants are our neighbors and friends!

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Sample Script:

“I am horrified by the Administration’s decision this week to deport 200,000 Salvadoran who had protected status.  These are our neighbors. They have built lives, raised families and contributed to our communities in the US since 2001.  Please stand up to Administration’s deportation machine by co-sponsoring  S 2144, the SECURE Act, to give immigrants with temporary protected status  permanent residency and a path to citizenship.”

References and links:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/15/when-deportation-is-a-death-sentence?mbid=nl_Magazine%20010918%20Magazine&CNDID=51413540&spMailingID=12713521&spUserID=MjI2MjM0MjYwMzAwS0&spJobID=1320810722&spReportId=MTMyMDgxMDcyMgS2

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-to-end-provisional-residency-for-200000-salvadorans/2018/01/08/badfde90-f481-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html?undefined=&utm_term=.e0f3eb6fc7ba&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

http://www.newsweek.com/trumps-mass-deportation-salvadorans-should-force-congress-take-action-says-775185

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2144

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Womxn Act On Seattle: Power to the Polls, Sunday, January 21

As part of Seattle Womxn Marching Forward's Womxn Act on Seattle weekend-long community action event, Seattle Indivisible and Indivisible Eastside will be sponsoring voter registration drives across the region. The elections coming up this year will be crucial, and we need your help to make sure everyone's voice is heard. More information about the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleWomxnMarchingForward/photos/gm.1003221953150840/1785839938100927/?type=3&permPage=1&ifg=1

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