Protect Due Process for Immigrant Families

In yet another cruel and dehumanizing action, President Trump tweeted on Sunday, June 24th, that asylum-seekers should be sent back immediately without a fair hearing or due process.  Even though Trump signed an executive order on Friday to end the family-separation policy, his harsh and vindictive actions are wreaking havoc on immigrants' lives.  

We must do better.

We refuse to continue to be a country that tortures families and children, no matter their immigration status.  We will no longer condone lying to human beings about the whereabouts and disposition of their children and families.  We are a democratic republic, founded on the immigration of people from across the globe.  We are a country that should champion values of liberty and human rights, not a country that strips people of their loved ones and threatens their security.  We absolutely must do better.

Please call your MOCs today and tell them we stand with them in defending the due process of immigrants coming to this country.  

Sen. Patty Murray:--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
Rep. Pramila Jayapal--DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith--DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180

SCRIPT:

“My name is [NAME], and I am a constituent in [CITY,ZIP].  I continue to be outraged by the dehumanizing actions of the Trump Administration regarding immigrant families and children.  I'm particularly upset about Trump's call to deprive immigrants of due process.  Please let the [MOC] know that I stand with [her/him] in denouncing these appalling and unconscionable actions.  Thank you.”

Background:
Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/us/politics/trump-immigration-judges-due-process.html


Torn Apart by Zero Tolerance, Kept Apart by Red Tape -  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/24/us/family-separation-brazil.html


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday Rally – Focus on Immigrant Families!  This week only, we will be meeting outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building at 12:10 (instead of our usual 11:45) on Tuesday, June 26 so we can march over and join a rally outside of the ICE Offices: https://www.facebook.com/events/1264501857018447/

Help us resist!  Weekly Seattle Indivisible Meeting Tuesday, June 26 at 7pm at the Washington State Labor Council, all are welcome!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1657913504287897/