Last week, Senate Democrats announced a breakthrough deal on historic legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, that would address inflation, climate change and skyrocketing healthcare costs. This bill will be a step in the right direction. We urge Senators to focus on getting this much needed support to families and not be derailed by any harmful anti-immigrant amendments that could be attached to this must-pass bill. Some Senators are using this moment to play politics with people’s lives by attempting to introduce amendments that would codify the deadly Title 42 policy, prolong the Remain-in-Mexico Policy and increase militarization at the border.
The U.S Congress is at a very decisive moment. It can change the lives of all of us live and work in Georgia as it considers the Budget Reconciliation package of FY 2022. We need to let our Georgian Senators and Representatives know that we want and that we want to change the lives of hundred’s of immigrant families who live and work toward a better Georgia.
The budget reconciliation package has a path to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, Essential workers and Farmworkers. Join us in asking the Georgia Senators and Representatives to vote to keep the path to citizenship in the bill without expanding detention and deportation, by signing on to this form below.
The full letter is linked here https://www.bridgesfaithinitiative.org/georgiascript/
The Trump Era Title 42 order must end. Biden can rescind it now.
Tell Congress to urge Biden to end the Title 42 order now!
The Title 42 expulsion order was introduced on March 19, 2020, after the Trump administration directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an order, blocking immigrants from seeking asylum while allowing all economic and other travelers to enter the U.S. The Biden administration has continued this awful Trump era policy.
This order allows the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to expel asylum seekers to danger in violation of U.S. refugee law. Leading public health experts have repeatedly explained that the policy “has no scientific basis as a public health measure.” Its continued implementation prevents those waiting at ports of entry from seeking asylum, precipitates needless family separations, and send many immigrants back to their deaths especially African and Haitian asylum seekers who are disparately impacted by this illegal policy
The RPA restores the immigration system to some order that would reflect American values.
This legislation amongst other provisions:
- Strengthens congressional consultation and reporting requirements to ensure more robust oversight of the President’s decisions with respect to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
- In the event the President does not make a determination of the number of refugees to be admitted before the beginning of the fiscal year, sets the number at 95,000 refugees.
- Expands the definition of persecuted social groups Codifies the processing of asylum and restores the dignity of those seeking asylum.
- Mandates the presumption of liberty for asylum seekers