Ask Your State Senator to Stop Sanctuary Policies for Illegal Aliens

Ask Your State Senator to Stop Sanctuary Policies for Illegal Aliens

This week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 1885, legislation to end dangerous sanctuary policies in the Commonwealth!

Sanctuary policies impede local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials, allowing criminal aliens to live and work freely in communities.

HB 1885 now goes to the Pennsylvania State Senate for consideration.

Tell your State Senator you support ending dangerous sanctuary policies!

The benefits of legislation ending sanctuary cities include:

  • Furthering the public safety and welfare of Pennsylvanians;
  • Fighting illegal immigration by eliminating the attraction for illegal aliens to come to Pennsylvania; and
  • Providing federal officials with critical assistance to remove criminal aliens who are already in state or local custody.

If our laws are not enforced at the jailhouse door, when will they be?
Too many lives have already been lost due to dangerous sanctuary policies.

Click here to find the contact information for your State Senator.

Act Now to Stop CA from Handcuffing Law Enforcement

Act Now to Stop CA from Handcuffing Law Enforcement

This week, the California Senate Public Safety Committee passed dangerous legislation that would further inhibit local law enforcements’ ability to cooperate with federal immigration officials, even when it comes to the most dangerous criminal aliens already in custody.

Assembly Bill 2792 (AB 2792) requires law enforcement agencies to sign contracts, referred to as memoranda of understanding or MOUs, with the localities in which they are located BEFORE they may participate in any immigration enforcement program. This includes critical enforcement programs such as 287(g) and the Criminal Alien Program. By doing this, AB 2792 gives local governments the ability to prohibit and control law enforcement interactions with immigration officials entirely.

Call your State Senator today and tell him or her to oppose AB 2792!

AB 2792 is bad public policy because it:

  • Endangers public safety by allowing local governments to require its law enforcement to release even the most dangerous criminals back onto the streets;
  • Allows localities to deny federal immigration officers with the critical assistance they need to identify and remove criminal aliens already in custody;
  • Further erodes the ability of California law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration officials;  AND
  • Sends the message that illegal immigration and violent crime is tolerated in California.

With your help, we can stop AB 2792 in its tracks. Click here to find the contact information for your elected officials!

P.S. For more information on what you can do, contact Susan Tully, FAIR National Field Director.

Sincerely,

FAIR

Stop Sanctuary Cities: Key Senate Votes Today

Friday marked the one year anniversary of Kate Steinle’s murder in San Francisco by an illegal alien with seven convictions and five previous deportations. Kate’s death was a direct consequence of San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city — state and local jurisdictions with polices that impede the enforcement of federal immigration law. These lawless policies, enacted in over 300 jurisdictions nationwide, needlessly endanger American lives and all too often result in preventable tragedies.

Despite the public outrage over Kate’s murder, Senate Democrats denied justice for the Steinle family when they voted against a bill that would eliminate sanctuary jurisdictions. Last October, Sen. David Vitter’s (R-LA) “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act” (S. 2146) failed 54-45 (with 60 “yes” votes needed). All Senate Democrats except Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) placed partisan politics over sound policy and voted to kill the bill. Pro-amnesty Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) was the only Republican to vote against the bill, while Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did not cast a vote.

Now, more than a year after Kate’s tragic and entirely preventable death, the Senate will finally vote again on anti-sanctuary city legislation. Introduced by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), the “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act” (S. 3100) is a commonsense bill that denies certain federal grants to sanctuary jurisdictions and clarifies that state and local authorities are permitted by law to carry out detainer requests. Additionally, the Senate will vote on Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) “Kate’s Law” (S. 2193), which establishes a mandatory minimum five year prison sentence for illegal reentry.

Today’s votes are incredibly important and the choices are clear: YES votes on S. 3100 and S. 2193 demonstrate that your Senator values protecting the safety of law-abiding American citizens; a NO vote on either measure shows that they are in favor of protecting criminal aliens — individuals who not only violate our immigration laws, but our criminal laws as well.

Call your Senators and tell them:

  • You OPPOSE sanctuary cities which ignore federal immigration laws and jeopardize American lives
  • You expect them to VOTE FOR the “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act” (S. 3100) and “Kate’s Law” (S. 2193)
  • You expect them to PRESSURE President Obama into signing these bills into law

Make your voice heard! To find your Senators, click here.

After you call your Senators, please make these same points on their social media accounts.

Sincerely,

-FAIR

Keep Criminal Aliens out of North Carolina: Support HB 100!

Yesterday, the North Carolina Senate passed a critical measure to combat illegal immigration and withhold state funds from localities that violate state law by instituting sanctuary policies! House Bill 100 (HB 100) adds teeth to 2015’s HB 318, which in addition to prohibiting sanctuary policies, amped up the state’s E-Verify requirements and prohibited state and local officials from accepting consular ID cards as proof of identification or residency. We need your help to make sure all of your hard work in passing HB 318 is not wasted and ensure uniform enforcement of immigration law in North Carolina. The best way to do that is for the legislature to pass HB 100 to ensure there are consequences for breaking North Carolina’s immigration enforcement measures!

HB 100 must now be voted on by the full House of Representatives, which wraps up its session at the end of this month. Call your Representatives today and tell them to support HB 100! .

Tell these elected officials that uniform enforcement of immigration law is smart public policy. The benefits of legislation aimed at increasing cooperation with federal immigration officials include:

  • Furthering the public safety and welfare of North Carolina residents and visitors;
  • Fighting illegal immigration by eliminating the attraction for illegal aliens to come to North Carolina;
  • Taking away competition for scarce jobs; and
  • Providing ICE with critical assistance to accomplish its mission to identify and remove criminal aliens who are already in state or local custody.

Call your Representatives today and remind them that North Carolina voters support the Rule of Law. Too many lives have already been lost due to dangerous sanctuary policies.

Click here to find the contact information for your Representatives.

For more information on what you can do, contact your FAIR Field Representative.

Sincerely,

FAIR

Stop Scholarships for Illegal Aliens in New York

Do you think New York state taxpayer resources should be spent to give scholarships to illegal aliens? The New York Assembly is currently considering a bill to create a commission to provide scholarship awards to illegal aliens. Assembly Bill 4311 (AB 4311), which creates the New York DREAM Fund Commission, recently passed the state Assembly and is now being considered in the Senate. While AB 4311 states that scholarship money shall be comprised entirely of private contributions, state funds will still be used in the creation, promotion, and maintenance of the fund.

Please call your state Senator and tell them to oppose AB 4311! Tell these elected officials:

  • AB 4311 is unfair to New York students and families. New York should prioritize its resources on keeping education costs low for its citizen and legal resident students, rather than trying to circumvent federal law in order to subsidize the post-secondary education of illegal aliens.
  • AB 4311 is fiscally irresponsible. New York taxpayers already spend $9.3 billion a year in costs related to illegal immigration. New York should not spend taxpayer money to help finance the post-secondary education of illegal aliens, who do not have authorization to work in the United States after graduation. Even beneficiaries of President Obama’s DACA program have no legal right to remain in the United States following the temporary deferment of their deportation. The DACA program only grants illegal aliens with a temporary reprieve from removal proceedings and is an illegal creation of the Obama administration.
  • AB 4311 will encourage further illegal immigration to New York. Allowing the state to create a scholarship fund for illegal aliens sends the message that intentional and continuous violations of federal law are acceptable and inconsequential in New York.

Click here to find the contact information for your state Senator.

For more information on this bill or what you can do, contact your FAIR Field Representative.

Sincerely,

FAIR