Pass the Dream Act,
not the Goodlatte Bill
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from XXXXX.
I’m calling today to ask Rep. Paul D. Ryan to support a clean DREAM Act and reject Trump’s demands to include massive, unnecessary spending on border security to the bill. It is unfair and immoral to use the lives of hundreds of thousands of young DACA recipients as bargaining chips to score political gains.
I also oppose the Goodlatte Bill. It undermines local law enforcement, it hurts farmers, hurts families, guts legal immigration and will result in mass deportations while only providing Dreamers with temporary protection and no path to citizenship.
Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.
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The Goodlatte bill would cut legal immigration levels by 25 percent, block federal grants to “sanctuary cities” that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities, fund Trump’s wall at the southern U.S. border, end the diversity visa lottery and scrap green cards for many immigrants’ extended family members.
It also would provide a three-year renewable status for current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program instead of providing a path to permanent residency or citizenship. That’s a major nonstarter for Democrats and even many Republicans who are seeking permanent protection for so-called “Dreamers,” the young immigrants brought to the country illegally as young children by their parents.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham derided Goodlatte’s bill as the “Mass Deportation Act.”