Xenophobia lite is still xenophobia

Official Action for Tuesday, June 26

We have our regular Resist Trump Tuesday rally and weekly meeting today. You can find more details at the end of this message. We hope to see you there!

Now that the far-right Goodlatte-McCaul proposal has been defeated, Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to pass his own immigration bill. Ryan touts this bill as a compromise between the various wings of the Republican Party, but it is still a cruel repackaging of Trump’s immigration priorities. Among other things, Ryan’s bill calls for mandatory indefinite detention for immigrant children and their families, puts $23 billion dollars towards border security and restricts access to asylum. The House may vote on this bill as soon as today--tell our representatives to oppose it!

Rep. Pramila Jayapal--DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

Sample Script:
“Hello, I’m [name], calling from [city, zip]. I would like to thank Representative Jayapal for stating her opposition to Paul Ryan’s immigration bill, which retains too many of Trump’s cruel immigration policies.”

Rep. Adam Smith--DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180

Sample Script:
“Hello, I’m [name], calling from [city, zip]. Representative Smith must oppose Paul Ryan’s immigration bill, which still retains too many of Trump’s cruel immigration policies.”


Upcoming Events

Resist Trump Tuesday -- Support Maru Mora
TODAY: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

At the end of December, immigrant activist Maru Mora Villalpando received a letter from ICE calling for her deportation as retaliation for her work against detentions and deportations. Her last court was postponed for Tuesday June 26th. Maru will go before an immigration judge for the second hearing in her deportation case. Typically, people have three hearings before they are issued an order of removal or are detained.

Maru is a fierce and tireless truth-speaker who has put her life on the line in the fight to end detention and deportation. She is clearly being targeted for her powerful activism, and she intends to continue fighting.

Weekly Meeting
TODAY: 7-9 p.m.: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

This meeting venue is wheelchair accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.

Families Belong Together Rally
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Federal Detention Center, 2425 S 200th St, SeaTac, Washington 98198

Don't Forget to Turn In Your I-1631 Petitions

They are due
June 27 (tomorrow!), by mail
June 30, in person at the I-1631 office (4347 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

For more info, see https://yeson1631.org/.

Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.