Call Congressional Representatives to Protect Rights of Children Refugees

The Latino and Latina Roundtable urges you to call your Congressional Representatives in this area:  Grace Napolitano, Judy Chu, Gloria Negrete-McCloud, and Xavier Becerra today  and assure that there is no weakening of protections for children refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution. The phone numbers to call are below:

Protections for children fleeing violence in Central America are at risk!

Can you take just 30 seconds to help defend basic due process protections for refugee children?

Please call your Congressional Representatives in this area:  Grace Napolitano, Judy Chu, Gloria Negrete-McCloud, and Xavier Becerra today and ask them to stand against any proposal that would weaken protections for children who are fleeing serious harm.

Phone numbers for these Representatives in California:

Grace Napolitano (32nd Dist.) 626-350-0150

Judy Chu (Dist. 27)  909-625-5394

Gloria Negrete-McCloud (35th Dist.) 909-626-2054

Xavier Becerra (Dist. 34 and Congressional Hispanic Caucus)  213-481-1425

  • Sample script:

“Hi, I’m [YOUR NAME], calling from [YOUR CITY], California. I’m calling to ask (Name of Representative) to stay strong and ensure protections for these children who are fleeing violence and persecution. I urge her to oppose deportations of refugees.”

Background

Congress is considering an emergency funding bill – with negative and positive components – to address the child refugees who are fleeing violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Unfortunately, some legislators in Washington are using this moment to push proposals to rapidly deport children who are victims of trafficking, sexual assault, or persecution back to these dangerous situations. These troubling proposals come weeks after the President himself indicated he wanted to speed up the deportation of child refugees.

In 2008, Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) with near unanimous support in 2008. This law makes sure these vulnerable children have the right to basic due process and can have a judge fully review their cases.

Please call these representatives and urge them to oppose any proposal that would roll back critical due process protections for the children fleeing violence in Central America.

Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

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