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Three ways to take action for humane immigration reform

Three ways to take action for humane immigration reform

Published: August 16, 2013
Photo: AFSC

While immigrants and their allies have successfully pressured Congress to put immigration reform on the legislative agenda, there are still many hurdles to getting humane immigration policies in place.

With each passing day, more and more families are separated, caught in the web of cruel and unjust detention and deportation policies.

Join us in our efforts to keep immigration in the forefront of national discussions and to frame those discussions in ways that promote humane and fair solutions.

Here are three ways you can contribute:

Contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to support humane and fair immigration reform.

Many representatives are in their home states right now while Congress is out of session. It’s a great time to call or visit and let them know you want to see progress on a path to citizenship, not more billions spent on enforcement mechanisms that compromise civil liberties, tear families apart, and militarize our communities.

Click here to use our action tool to contact your representative via email.

For tips on how to talk to your representative in person, check out our free guide, “How to talk to Congress."

We also have reference guides for each of the six bills related to immigration being considered in the House right now. Each one-page document describes the bill, how it would impact our communities, and reasons to oppose the bill.

Download and distribute our “Seven principles of humane and fair immigration reform” document.

This informative and beautifully designed flier provides concise information on key aspects of immigration reform. The flier is available in English and Spanish. Download and share at your school, congregation, or other public gatherings.

Write an op-ed or letter to the editor of your local paper.

A great way to keep the discussion on immigration framed in a way that supports humane and fair policies is to write an op-ed or letter for your local paper. You can use or modify our drafted letters to the editor—all you have to do is enter your zip code, and we'll find all the local papers for you.