Act Now! Oppose Trump’s Xenophobia

May 15, 2020

photo: DREAMers Protesting In Senate Office

In solidarity with our brothers and sisters,

Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Dr. Bill, Donna, Mike H., Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team

Fight Against Trump’s Xenophobic Policies
Tell The Senate to Pass The DREAM Act
Because the DREAMers Are Here To Stay

 

Although the Trump administration has been inexcusably slow and bumbling in its response to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been laser-focused on manipulating this massive health crisis to advance its unjust immigration priorities.

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is determined to prevent this administration from using the pandemic as a springboard to pursue its policies. Help us spread the word by donating generously to PDA today.

Trump has closed the U.S.-Mexico border to non-essential travel. Thousands of legitimate, legal asylum claimants are stuck in limbo on the Mexico side of the border. Many are facing major health, cultural, and economic issues during this pandemic.  Since March 21, only two immigrants seeking asylum have been accepted into the United States.

 

Tell the Senate to Pass The Dream Act

 

Support The DREAMers

 

Over 20,000 migrants have been returned to Mexico or their home countries. On April 22, Trump effectively suspended issuance of Green Cards for persons not already in the U.S. and most work visas. Now the Trump administration wants to keep the borders closed indefinitely, citing its public health authority.

Meanwhile, frontline health care providers who are immigrants are not just risking their lives daily. Should they succumb to COVID-19, their families can be targeted for immediate deportation. DACA recipients who are health care providers face the uncertainty of deportation even as they struggle to save lives in the only country they have ever known.

Immigrants, both documented and undocumented, who work in designated essential businesses (for example, meat-processing plants and agricultural field work) are at risk both for catching COVID-19 and for facing deportation of themselves or family members while seeking medical help.

Help PDA keep these issues in front of the public, and hold elected officials accountable for inadequate, inhumane, and unconscionable policy decisions that increase suffering and death during these traumatic times.

 

P.S.: Please remember to RSVP to Mike Fox to join our Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / Webinar Sunday 5/17 from 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT. Mike will provide all the call-in information.

 

Then, join PDA investing to elect progressives to Congress.

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Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) condemns ongoing, escalating violence against African Americans. We desperately need a national truth and reconciliation conversation to admit and rectify the scourge of structural racism, including comprehensive policy changes.

H.Res.988, cosponsored by four courageous congressional leaders, is a decisive first step. Join us demanding its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In response to the brutal murder of George Floyd by a sworn peace officer, abetted and assisted by three other sworn peace officers in broad daylight, four U.S. Representatives have stepped up to lead.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN, in whose district the murder took place), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced H.Res. 988, a resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives, “condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country.”

Tell Congress To End Police Brutality

Take action now! Click Here to email your U.S. Representative and demand passage of H.Res. 988 as a first step toward seeking justice for George Floyd and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police brutality.

“From slavery to lynching to Jim Crow, black people in this country have been brutalized and dehumanized for centuries,” Rep. Omar stated last week. “We cannot fully right these wrongs until we admit we have a problem. As the People’s House, the House of Representatives must acknowledge these historical injustices and call for a comprehensive solution. There are many steps on the path to justice, but we must begin to take them.”

George Floyd is just one among the latest in a (much too) long list of victims of state-sanctioned terrorism against African Americans. We know the names of some recent victims, but for far too long records and statistics on extra-judicial police killings have not even been kept. For too many years, officers have not been charged, and—if charged—they have not been effectively prosecuted or convicted.

Email your U.S. Representative today and demand passage of the Omar-Pressley-Bass-Lee resolution (H.Res.988) condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive and militarized force by police.

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