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Make a quick call today to oppose the Corker-Hoeven Amendment! Here are the phone numbers and suggested message:
* Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.): (202) 224-2152
* Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.): 202.224.4744
* Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.): 202-224-6542
* Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.): (202) 224-5852
“Hi, my name is (Name, City). I oppose the Corker-Hoeven Amendment to the immigration bill, S. 744. This is not immigration reform. This amendment only sacrifices one community for another. We need genuine immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship and creates accountable enforcement. This amendment is not what we want.”
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More on the devastating amendment:
The Corker-Hoeven amendment will be voted on today and would double the number of Border Patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border (the majority coming to the RGV), build and fortify 700 miles of border fencing, and extensively invest in surveillance technology and equipment, including 18 aerial drones.
The Border Network for Human Rights, the Southern Border Communities Coalition, the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights, and the Northern Borders Coalition released a statement that begins:
“This is a bad deal for U.S. taxpayers, but especially for those that live and work in the border region. While the flow of migration is at a historic low, excessive enforcement remains unchecked and unaccountable to communities in which Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection operates. This proposal to increase enforcement without checks and balances is an example of excessive and wasteful government spending and represents an unnecessary expansion of the federal government’s authority.”
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