Call to Action! Immigration, time-sensitive quick and easy action you can take to protect immigrants in MA

see more recent, updated Call to Action, here: Call to Action, Time-sensitive! PROTECT IMMIGRANTS IN MA: Quick and easy action you can take to protect immigrants in MA

From the MA Safe Communities Coalition:

Time is of the essence, the budget has to voted by the end of this month. The budget is in conference now, we need to contact leaders of the committee and our own legislators. PLEASE TAKE ACTION.  Many GOP reps are protecting the sheriff’s that have the opportunity to get federal money to act as an arm of ICE.  They are making claims about these budget amendments that are not true. As stated below, “There are no limits on communication with ICE, and the Department of Corrections can continue to work with them. The budget proposal is concerned instead with basic due process protections and restricting sheriffs from acting as ICE agents.”

CALL AND EMAIL TARGETS AND SAMPLE SCRIPTS – please share widely!

Call targets this round: Call your own Representative (Cape and Islands contacts here, all others here) Speaker DeLeo (617-722-2500) email: Robert.DeLeo@mahouse.gov, Chairman Sánchez (617-722-2990) email: Jeffrey.sanchez@mahouse.gov, and Governor Baker (617-725-4005) email using this form: scroll down to form http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/contact-governor-office/

Script for Your Own Representative:

Dear Representative [name]:

Please urge Speaker DeLeo and the budget Conference Committee to include protections for immigrant families in the final FY2019 state budget.

These are basic protections that should not be confused with the Safe Communities Act. Governor Baker’s promised veto was based on a misunderstanding of what the Senate budget proposal actually contains. There are no limits on communication with ICE, and the Department of Corrections can continue to work with them. The budget proposal is concerned instead with basic due process protections and restricting sheriffs from acting as ICE agents.

Parents are being torn from their children right here in Massachusetts. Please ask leadership and the members of the budget Conference Committee to ensure that Massachusetts stands up this year for basic rights and protections for all.

Thank you!

[Your name]
[Your address or just your town]

For Speaker DeLeo:

Dear Speaker DeLeo:

Please urge the budget Conference Committee to include protections for immigrant families in the final FY2019 state budget.

These are basic protections that should not be confused with the Safe Communities Act. Governor Baker’s promised veto was based on a misunderstanding of what the Senate budget proposal actually contains. I believe in basic due process protections for all, and I don’t think that using sheriffs as ICE agents is a good use of my tax dollars. Parents are being torn from their children right here in Massachusetts. Please use your leadership to ensure that Massachusetts stands up this year for basic rights and protections for all.

Thank you!

[Your name]
[Your address or just your town]

For Chairman Sanchez:

Dear Chairman Sanchez:

Please use your leadership to fight for protections of immigrant families in the FY19 state budget.

These are basic protections that should not be confused with the Safe Communities Act. Governor Baker’s promised veto was based on a misunderstanding of what the Senate budget proposal actually contains. I believe in basic due process protections for all, and I don’t think that using sheriffs as ICE agents is a good use of my tax dollars. Parents are being torn from their children right here in Massachusetts. We must do more than hold the line. Please use your leadership to ensure that Massachusetts stands up this year for basic rights and protections for all.

Thank you!

[Your name]
[Your address or just your town]

For Governor Baker:

Dear Governor Baker:

I expect my Governor to support due process and other basic protections for immigrant families. Instead you have misrepresented Senate budget amendment #1147, referred to immigrants only as criminals, and sent National Guard troops to the border to help the Trump administration break up families seeking our protection at the border. Are you for families or against them? How can you be against informing immigrants of their basic rights?

Please stop playing politics with immigrant families, and support basic protections for immigrant families in the final FY2019 budget.

Thank you!

[Your name]
[Your address or just your town]

 


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