Just last week, the Senate passed immigration reform with a robustly bipartisan 68-32 vote, and now the big question is what the House will do. So far, House Committees have approved five bills, none of which create a path to citizenship, and all of which contain provisions that would negatively impact our community members.
On Wednesday, July 10th, House Republicans will convene a special meeting to determine their position and strategy on immigration reform. Since Republicans make up a majority of the House of Representatives, this meeting will have a profound influence on the future of immigration reform. On the eve of this meeting, ALL Representatives need to hear from people of faith. Raise your voices and tell your Representative to focus on legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship and reunites families. Make your call, and ask your friends, neighbors, congregation members, etc. to join you in calling and visiting your Representative's local office, which should be close to where you live.
FAN urges you to call 1-866-940-2439 to be connected with your Representatives. You can also call the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 or find your Representative's direct line and email information here. Feel free to use this sample script:
"I am from [City, State, Congregation], and I urge the Representative to support immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship and reunites families. As a person of faith, I urge the Representative to OPPOSE bills like the SAFE Act, Border Security Results Act, Agricultural Guestworker Act, and SKILLS Visas Act. These are not real reforms to our immigration system. We need immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship and reunites separated families."