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2/13/18 Action Alert: DACA Legislation
From the national office for ELCA Advocacy:
This week the Senate will vote on policies that could provide protection for young Americans without legal status, also known as Dreamers. During the same voting process, Senators will also consider amendments that restrict immigration to historic lows, take away trafficking protections for unaccompanied children, make it harder for people to seek asylum, and increase border enforcement. Policies that harm children and families do not reflect our commitment to God’s call to welcome the stranger and care for our neighbor.
Join us in the coming days by calling Senators to urge them to pass legislation that protects Dreamers without harming other vulnerable people.
Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, joined faith leaders across the country in support for legislation that protects Dreamers without harming others. She called all of us “to recognize our neighbors as made in the image of God” and urged Lutherans to lift our voices in support of long-overdue legislation that acknowledges the importance of Dreamers in our communities and churches.
Call your legislator through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, and say the following:
“My name is ___. I am your constituent from (city/town) and a person of faith. As the Senator considers how to vote on immigration amendments, I urge him/her to support legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers without harming other vulnerable people. Please vote no on any policies that take away trafficking protections for unaccompanied children, restrict family or diversity visas, make it harder for people to seek asylum and carelessly increases border enforcement”