OFFICIAL ACTION for Wednesday, June 27
Today was a hard day, with the Supreme Court ruling to uphold Trump's Muslum Ban. We lost that battle, but we have to go on. Keep the pressure on the House to scuttle Paul Ryan's xenophobic immigration bill, like we scuttled his TrumpCare bill. 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!
Don't lose hope. We won a different battle today. A judge decided today that Local undocumented activist Maru Mora Villalpando, who Seattle Indivisible has been fighting for, can adjust her citizenship status through her US-citizen daughter. Thank you for all your support.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal--DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040
“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
“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.”
Many of you have been following the story of immigrant activist Maru Mora Villalpando. At the end of December, Maru received a letter from ICE calling for her deportation as retaliation for her work against detentions and deportations. 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 was being targeted for her powerful activism.
Seattle Indivisible has been standing in solidarity with Maru, and we are beyond thrilled that she got good news today. She will be able to postpone her next court appearance until January, when her US-citizen daughter will be old enough to sponsor her. She now has a path to a green card.
More Good News
A federal judge has ruled that the government must reunite migrant families who have been separated at the border https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/26/judge-orders-trump-reunite-migrant-families-678809
CONGRATULATIONS to Primary winners Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Dana Balter, Gretchen Shirley, and Tedra Cobb. You can read more about them at Invisible National https://www.facebook.com/indivisibleguide/
Families Belong Together Rally
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Federal Detention Center, 2425 S 200th St, SeaTac, Washington 98198
If you'd like to make a donation, you can do that here https://www.gofundme.com/families-belong-together-washington?teamInvite=g9CaxM0IB1cOaOynLVLTuyZQfnt5KBj0R0Schv4biiz5WgHbiOL8RZ1l00IlcbFb
DON’T FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR I-1631 PETITIONS
They are due
June 27 (today!), 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/.
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