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To ALL Texans of Good Faith: Please reach out to Senators Cornyn and Ted Cruz
Here is an urgent message crafted by Monique Teal of Daily Kos that I now want to share with you. I called both Senators Cornyn's and Ted Cruz' offices today. You should consider doing so, as well.
We've just begun the immigration "free-for-all" in the Senate and already, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has placed his thumb on the scale.
McConnell hasthrownhis support behind Donald Trump and Stephen Miller's racist, xenophobic framework, introduced by Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and John Cornyn. Their nativist wishlist would increase deportations, and drastically reduce family reunifications and diversity visas. In exchange, they offer protections for a small fraction of immigrant youth.
A massive, sprawling overhaul has no chance of meeting the required 60-vote threshold.However, a narrow, bipartisan bill that includes the Dream Act with some border security measures has alreadygarneredsupport from both Republicans and Democrats.
If enough Republicans negotiate in good faith, we can finally focus on addressing the current crisis—protecting DREAMers.Help us pushback against McConnell's influence and ask your Senate Republicans to meet Democrats partway by making a call today.
Call Senator Ted Cruz at (202) 224-5922 and Senator John Cornyn at (202) 224-2934. Demand they support narrow, bipartisan legislation that focuses on protections for immigrant youth.
Hi, my name is [your name] from 78704 in Austin. I am calling to urge Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn to focus on the current crisis -- protecting immigrant youth from deportation. A massive, sprawling overhaul has no chance of passing the vote threshold. Let's focus on a bill that the majority of Americans would support -- one that primarily protects immigrant youth, paired with sensible border security -- and address larger questions on immigration another day. Thank you for your time.