NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!! SPEAK UP ABOUT DETENTION

From our friends at Detention Watch Network (this post has been duplicated from an original email they sent) 

 

nonameDear colleagues,

The immigration debate has been evolving rapidly. The latest information is that the Senate Judiciary Committee will discuss detention, criminalization and interior enforcement provisions in the bill on Monday May 20th.

We encourage you to make calls TODAY and TOMORROW to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to urge them to oppose the amendments that would further harm immigrants in detention and support amendments that would further critical detention reforms. (see attached a more detailed analysis of these and other related amendments)

We are particularly concerned about Grassley Amendment 53 which would dramatically expand immigration detention during removal proceedings and indefinitely afterwards for those who cannot be removed as well as severely limit the use of alternatives to detention and bond hearings. Passage of this amendment would be a huge setback to our collective efforts to dramatically reduce detention.

Please make calls TODAY and TOMORROW. They do make an impact!! Please also share this action alert widely with your networks and allies.

Thank you.

NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!!

THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER DETENTION RELATED AMENDMENTS TO THE IMMIGRATION BILL S. 744

MONDAY May 20th

Call Senators from the Judiciary Committee TODAY and TOMORROW

and ask them to:

 

OPPOSE DETRIMENTAL DETENTION AMENDMENTS

 “Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am calling to strongly urge Senator [NAME OF SENATOR] to OPPOSESenator Grassley’s amendments 41, 47, 51 and 53 and Senator Sessions’ amendment 12. These amendments are too extreme and out-of-step with the bipartisan spirit of S.744.

 

SUPPORT FAVORABLE DETENTION AMENDMENTS

 

“I further strongly urge Senator [NAME OF SENATOR] to SUPPORT Senator Coons’ amendment 6 and Senator Blumenthal’s amendment 2.  These amendments are easy fixes that address critical issues needed to reform the immigration detention system.”

[SEE LIST OF SENATORS AND PHONE NUMBERS BELOW]

 

DETRIMENTAL DETENTION AMENDMENTS

 

Grassley 41: Issue:  This amendment strikes provision in bill that codifies the Office of Legal Access Programs and expands Legal Orientation Programs.

Grassley 47: Issue:  This amendment strikes Section 3717, which provides for custody hearings for all detained immigrants and increases fairness of custody review and stipulated orders of removal procedures.

Grassley 51: This amendment strikes Section 3715, which directs DHS to create a secure alternatives program in every field office (including contracting with CBOs) and includes case management services. Section 3715 also requires DHS to make individualized assessments to determine level of supervision and to review the level of supervision monthly. It also permits secure alternatives to constitute custody in certain cases.

Grassley 53: Issue:  This amendment expands immigration detention during removal proceedings and indefinitely afterwards for those who cannot be removed. Severely limits use of alternatives to detention and bond hearings.

Sessions 12: Issue:  This amendment mandates bond levels of no less than $5,000 for nationals of non-contiguous countries, who have not been admitted or paroled, and who are apprehended within 100 miles of the border or present a flight risk as determined by ICE.

 

FAVORABLE DETENTION AMENDMENTS

 

Coons 6: Issue:  This amendment requires interoperability of ICE, CIS, CBP, and EOIR databases containing information on all detainees. Specifies categories of information that must be maintained in the database of each agency and establishes regular reporting requirements to Congress.  Makes reports available to public without FOIA request.

Blumenthal 2: Issue:  This amendment restricts the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention and outlines guidelines and oversight for its use.

 

 

Contact the Senators below who are on the Judiciary Committee

Senator Patrick Leahy (VT)
DC: (202) 224-4242
Email: https://www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/

Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA)
DC: (202) 224-3841
Email: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

Senator Charles Schumer (NY)
DC: (202) 224-6542
Email: https://www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/contact_chuck.cfm

Senator Dick Durbin (IL)

DC: (202) 224-2152

Email: http://www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/footer-contact?p=contact

 

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

DC: 202-224-2921

Email: http://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/contact

Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN)
DC: (202) 224-3244
Email: http://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm?contactForm=emailamy&submit=Go

Senator Al Franken (MN)
DC: (202) 224-5641
Email: http://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=email_al

Senator Christopher A. Coons (DE)

DC: (202) 224-5042

Email: http://www.coons.senate.gov/contact/

 

Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT)

DC: (202) 224-2823

Email: https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/#

 

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (HI)

DC: (202) 224-6361

Email: http://www.hirono.senate.gov/contact.cfm

 

Senator Orrin Hatch (UT)

DC: (202) 224-5251

Email: http://www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-orrin

 

Senator Lindsey Graham (SC)

DC: (202) 224-5972

http://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.EmailSenatorGraham

Senator John Cornyn (TX)
DC: (202) 224-2934
Email: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

Senator Mike Lee (UT)

DC: (202) 224-5444

Email: http://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Senator Jeff Flake (AZ)
DC: (202) 224-4521
Email: http://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

 

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La propuesta de ley del senado ya está aquí! Pero que significa para nuestra comunidad? que pasa ahora? Que puedes hacer?

Todas estas preguntas serán contestadas en nuestras asembleas comunitarias que tendrémos en 3 ciudades en las próximas 2 semanas!

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FREE Community Assemblies in May Re: Immigration Reform

The Senate Immigration Reform Bill is here! But what does that mean for our community? What happens now? What can you do?

All these questions will be answered at our community assemblies being hosted in 3 different cities in the next two weeks!

These meetings are hosted by the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project and the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)

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