The Future of Asylum is at Stake

Contact Congress and the Biden Administration to Protect Asylum

December 19, 2023 – Amidst the current negotiations in Congress, the Republican Party has conditioned its support for an aid package to Ukraine on the passage of extreme anti-immigrant measures. Exchanging support for Ukraine at the expense of asylum and immigrants in the U.S. is unacceptable. 

 

We invite you to express your outrage and rejection to these measures by calling and emailing your State Senators, your District Representatives and President Biden.

 

  • To contact President Biden, you can do so by calling 1 (202) 456-1111 or by sending a message at this link.
  • To contact your senators, visit this website and choose your state. There will appear the information of the two senators of your state, when you click Contact on the name of the respective senator, it will redirect you to the website of the respective senator, look for the option to write a message or pick up the phone and make a call. 
  • To contact your representatives, you can visit this website to find out who your representative is, in case you do not know, by using the zip code and then your address. Click on the Congressman’s name and look for the option to contact him or her, or call his or her office.

 

We suggest you consider sending or reading messages such as the following:

My name is [XXXXXX]. I am [TITLE OR ROLE] of [YOUR ORGANIZATION], an organization that works for [YOUR COMMUNITY].

 

I am calling to express our greatest concern with the negotiations on the aid for Ukraine. Immigrant communities are the core of the U.S. nation, we are the fabric of American society. Exchanging support for Ukraine at the expense of asylum and immigrants in the U.S. is unacceptable. Peace and Security is not achieved with military power only, it is also the result of offering protection to those in need.

 

The U.S. must set the example that there are non-negotiable international obligations and commitments. Limiting asylum and deporting immigrants hurt our values as a Nation, our communities, and our families. This is an unacceptable deal.

 

The U.S. is supposed to be a country of safety, particularly for children. We are a country of immigrants, and no deal should be made at the expense of those seeking safety or living in the U.S. 

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