DEMAND CONGRESS SAVE TPS!

Save TPS

NOTES:
1) Please join the Constituent Rally at Rep Chris Smith’s Freehold office tomorrow, Jan. 10, 4-5pm!
2) To join a bus trip from Freehold to the Morristown Women’s March on Jan. 20, comment on the event to let the bus organizers know by Tues. Jan. 9.
3) Indivisible NJ4 January working member meeting, Wed. Jan. 17 at 7PM. Join one of our subgroups and help to unseat Smith in 2018!
4) The first of our three Meet the Candidate Night series of discussions is coming up on Jan. 25 with Jim Keady. Registration is free but required:
CALL TOPIC: Trump has refused to renew TPS (Temporary Protected Status) for 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador and 45,000 from Haiti. Congress must pass legislation to provide a path for permanent legal status for all of the 400,000 TPS recipients who have been granted temporary lawful status to live and work in the U.S. after fleeing countries affected by armed conflict, natural disaster or other strife.
CALL SCRIPTS:
1) Let’s call Congressman Smith’s office in D.C. at 202-225-3765…
Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of Rep. Smith’s ; may I speak with the staffer who handles immigration?
I am calling with my outrage that President Trump is rescinding TPS for 200,000 people from El Salvador and 45,000 people from Haiti. I strongly urge Rep. Smith to cosponsor two bills that would grant permanent legal status to all of the 400,000 TPS holders who have put down roots in the US:
H.R. 4384, the ASPIRE-TPS Act
H.R. 4253, the American Promise Act
I understand that Rep. Smith has cosponsored H.R. 4184 the ESPERER Act, and I appreciate that Rep. Smith recognizes the need for a legislative solution for many of those living in the US under TPS. However, the ESPERER Act is limited to address only 4 of the 13 countries with TPS holders, leaving out the most vulnerable people. These are people who have built their lives and have children and jobs in the US, and they have no home to return to in countries that have not recovered from the disasters that displaced them. We should not allow Trump to make targets for deportation out of hardworking men and women who pay taxes and contribute to communities. Rep. Smith should support a legislative solution for TPS recipients from all countries by cosponsoring H.R. 4384 and H.R. 4253. Thank you.
2) Let’s call our Senators (Booker D.C. 202-224-3224, Newark 973-639-8700; Menendez D.C. 202-224-4744, Newark 973-645-3030)…
Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of the Senator’s; may I speak with the staffer who handles immigration?
For Booker:
I am calling with my outrage that President Trump is rescinding TPS for 200,000 people from El Salvador and 45,000 people from Haiti. I thank the Senator for his strong public statement in support of protecting TPS recipients, and for cosponsoring S.2144 the SECURE Act (legislation to grant permanent legal status to all of the 400,000 TPS holders who have put down roots in the US). We should not allow Trump to make targets for deportation out of hardworking men and women who pay taxes and contribute to communities. Thank you.
For Menendez:
I am calling with my outrage that President Trump is rescinding TPS for 200,000 people from El Salvador and 45,000 people from Haiti. I thank the Senator for his strong public statement in support of protecting TPS recipients. Will the Senator also cosponsor S. 2144 the SECURE Act (legislation to grant permanent legal status to all of the 400,000 TPS holders who have put down roots in the US)? Congress must work towards a legislative solution for TPS recipients. We should not allow Trump to make targets for deportation out of hardworking men and women who pay taxes and contribute to communities. Thank you.
If you have a personal story to relate to this issue, and are comfortable sharing it, please do – our elected officials want to hear how their policies affect our lives!
SOURCES/READ MORE:
Caller best practices:
Senator Cory Booker – https://www.booker.senate.gov (scroll to bottom)
Senator Bob Menendez – https://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact
NJ Governor’s Office – 609-292-6000
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