Resistbot Petition: No draconian immigration policy! Here are some things that would WORK.Resistbot Petition: No draconian immigration policy! Here are some things that would WORK.

An open letter to the U.S. Congress

No draconian immigration policy! Here are some things that would WORK.

791 so far! Help us get to 1,000 signers!

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to oppose the cruel immigration policies that are currently being proposed and negotiated. We can have a secure border and humane immigration and asylum policies that keep vulnerable people out of harm's way. Please work with the Biden administration to: - Increase Funding for the Shelter and Services Program (SSP), the new grant-making body that supports cities, localities, and non-governmental organizations assisting newly arrived migrants. These funds are often described as a “life line” supporting the provision of food, clothing, basic medical aid, legal information, and transportation support for people recently released from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) custody. -Sufficiently fund the Office of Field Operations: It’s essential OFO receives increased funding to screen and process people as they arrive at the border to seek asylum and other forms of protection. -Increase funding for Employment Authorization and Other Application Processing, Backlog Reduction, and Integration Funding: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency responsible for employment authorization and houses the Asylum Corps, who conduct asylum interview screenings and adjudications. -Increase funding for Legal Representation, Child Advocates and Post-Release Services for Unaccompanied Children: The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement needs additional appropriated funds for legal services, to prevent unaccompanied toddlers and children from continuing to appear in U.S. immigration courts without a lawyer. It’s time for humanitarian policies that welcome asylum seekers and provide them with the care and resources they need for their safety and stability. They deserve protection because their lives literally depend on it. I urge you to work with colleagues to provide the necessary resources―without enacting harmful permanent immigration policy changes. Thanks.

▶ Created on January 24 by Jess Craven

Already signed?

  • Promote this campaign to get it texted to potential signers
  • Share this page or imageA shareable card that reads "tell the U.S. Congress: No draconian immigration policy! Here are some things that would WORK." followed by "text sign PMZNNF to 50409"
  • Text INVITE PMZNNF to ask your friends to sign via text or email
  • and post around campus or on your community bulletin board
  • Use the iOS app to share with your contacts
  • Join our Discord and connect with fellow organizers
  • Upgrade to Premium to unlock more features and make sure we can keep delivering

Promote this Petition

Help this campaign grow by funding texts asking members to sign!