Make the May Day Action Count! Support the PROTECT Immigration Act
Thousands of people are striking and rallying today for the dignity and protection of America’s immigrants. Add your voice! Call your Senators and House Representative and voice your support for Sen. Cory Booker’s PROTECT Immigration Act!
(856) 427-7000 Rep. Norcross (1st)
(609) 625-5008 Rep. LoBiondo (2nd)
(732) 569-6495 Rep. MacArthur (3rd)
(732) 780-3035 Rep. Smith (4th)
(888) 216-5646 Rep. Gottheimer (5th)
(732) 249-8892 Rep. Pallone (6th)
(908) 788-6900 Rep. Lance (7th)
(908) 820-0692 Rep. Sires (8th)
(201) 935-2248 Rep. Pascrell (9th)
(201) 369-0392 Rep. Payne (10th)
(973) 984-0711 Rep. Frelinghuysen (11th)
(609) 883-0026 Rep. Coleman (12th)
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This past February, in the wake of executive orders that widened the scope of ICE deportations to include nearly every undocumented person in the country (including those with no history of violent crime) Sen. Cory Booker introduced the PROTECT Immigration Act of 2017. This bill (also known as S303/HR1236) would end a program that deputizes local police to enforce federal immigration law (known as the 287g program). Why is this bill important?
- It will save local law enforcement agencies money, as the 287g program has never been fully funded by the federal government, so local agencies have had to pay their officers to enforce federal law instead of local laws and ordinances.
- Misuse of the 287g program has led to the deportation of many people with no serious criminal history.
- Misuse of the 287g program has led to racial profiling in some states, such as Arizona and North Carolina.
- 287g agreements negatively impact relations between police and the community, leading to immigrants being unwilling to call police to report crimes.
In honor of the May Day Actions happening throughout the country, call Sen. Booker and urge him to keep up the fight for the PROTECT Immigration Act. Then, call Sen. Menendez and your House representative and urge them to support this bill!