[Update: border militarization amendments voted down! Thank you everyone who made a call or sent a fax. There were over 30,000 phone calls and faxes asking Senators to vote “NO” on these misguided amendments–and that’s what they did. Your action made the difference! Read more here.]
The Senate is voting on Emergency Supplemental Appropriations today, and a number of Senators, including our state Senator Cornyn, have filed three anti-immigrant amendments that need to be blocked.
McCain SA 4214 seeks to add 6,000 more National Guard to the southern border.
Kyl SA 4228 seeks to fully fund Operation Streamline at the southern border.
Cornyn SA4202 seeks to add enforcement personnel, National Guard, new detention beds, etc.
These border-only amendments would spend billions of additional dollars on the border while doing nothing for the twelve million undocumented immigrants living here. These amendments are being pushed by the same Republicans who think that racial profiling is the right solution for Arizona.
Tell your Senator:
I want you to vote “no” on any amendments that focus only on the border while ignoring the broader immigration crisis. Don’t fall for phony “solutions” that do nothing to address our real problems!
Click here to send this free fax immediately.
The votes could be starting any minute – please click to send a fax right now, then ask your friends and family to do the same, so we can defeat these heinous amendments.
p.s. We’ll need at least 10,000 people faxing to have a chance at stopping these amendments – if you believe in immigration reform as I do, please send a free fax today!