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Monday, May 20, 2013

ACTION ALERT

Call the Senate Judiciary Committee Today


The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider amendments to the immigration reform bill this week.

The following amendments might come up for a vote on Tuesday, May 21, so we need you to make calls today. That’s right, today, Monday. You can leave a detailed message.

If you can’t call today, please call first thing Tuesday morning. The committee will start meeting on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Contact senators now!

URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE THESE AMENDMENTS

Cornyn amendment 5. Completely guts important confidentiality language in the Senate bill, leaving millions of aspiring citizens vulnerable if they come forward to apply for registered provisional immigrant (RPI) status.

Grassley amendment 13/Lee amendment 12. Limits the evidence RPIs can use to prove past employment to satisfy the work requirement. This would make it harder for RPIs to adjust status to lawful permanent residents.

Sessions amendments 34 and 35. Attempt to overrule the Supreme Court's decision in Arizona v. United States (which invalidated parts of Arizona’s SB 1070), allowing states and localities to engage in immigration enforcement. Also requires inclusion of civil immigration status information in federal crime databases.

Flake amendment 4. Creates wasteful administrative burden by requiring the Dept. of Health and Human Services to conduct audits on benefits immigrants are not to allowed to use.

Please call or email the senators on 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 the following amendments: Cornyn 4; Grassley 13; Lee 12; Flake 4; and Sessions 34 and 35. These amendments threaten immigrant families and are out-of-step with the bipartisan spirit of S.744."


Contact the senators below, who are on the Judiciary Committee

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

Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT)
DC: (202) 224-2823
Email: https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/#
Twitter: @SenBlumenthal

Senator Chris Coons (DE)
DC: (202) 224-5042
Email: http://www.coons.senate.gov/contact/
Twitter: @ChrisCoons

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

Senator Richard Durbin (IL)
DC: (202) 224-2152
Email: http://www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Twitter: @SenatorDurbin

Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA)
DC: (202) 224-3841
Email: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Twitter: @SenFeinstein

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

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

Senator Lindsey Graham (SC)
DC: (202) 224-5972
Email: http://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.EmailSenatorGraham
Twitter: @GrahamBlog

Senator Charles Grassley (IA)
DC: (202) 224-3254
Email: http://www.grassley.senate.gov/constituents/Copy-of-contact.cfm
Twitter: @ChuckGrassley

Senator Orrin Hatch (UT)
DC: (202) 224-5251
http://www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-orrin
Twitter: @OrrinHatch

Senator Mazie Hirono (HI)
DC: (202) 224-6361
Email: http://www.hirono.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Twitter: @maziehirono

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

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

Senator Mike Lee (UT)
DC: (202) 224-5444
Email: http://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Twitter: @SenMikeLee

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

Senator Jeff Sessions (AL)
DC: (202) 224-4124
Email: http://www.sessions.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ConstituentServices.ContactMe
Twitter: @SenatorSessions

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
DC: (202) 224-2921
Email: http://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/
Twitter: @SenWhitehouse