Call Of The Day: Stop Speaker Ryan's Anti-Immigrant Bill

Demand a NO vote on Paul Ryan’s bill, which will continue separating families and turbocharge immigration enforcement.

Speaker Paul Ryan has introduced a bill that claims to address our outcries against family separation and this administration’s widespread abuse of immigrants – but it does no such thing.  This is an inhumane, unjust bill that offers more harmful immigration policies disguised as “fixes” for the crises that the Trump administration created.

The Ryan bill’s answer to family separation is to cram immigrant families in prison camps.  It does nothing to address Attorney General Sessions’ “zero tolerance” policy on prosecuting asylum seekers.  It fails to put a check on the government’s authority to separate families.  It militarizes the border.  For Dreamers, the bill offers extremely limited legal protection, which could be stripped at any moment if Trump’s border wall loses even a penny of its allotted $23 billion for the border wall and further border militarization.  The bill would hold Dreamers hostage in exchange for Trump’s border wall and anti-immigrant wish list.

While the House is voting on two anti-immigrant bills, Speaker Ryan’s bill poses a particular threat because it masquerades as a compromise – that’s why we have to shut it down immediately.

Trump is responsible for separating families and ending DACA.  He created these moral crises – and is now using young immigrants and families to force Congress to give him all the cruel anti-immigrant measures he wants.  Don’t let our representatives give in. Call now to tell them we won’t stand for this brutality.

One call to make:  Representative Richmond or Scalise

Because of how Congressional districts are drawn, New Orleans residents have either Richmond or Scalise as their representative.  If you don't know who your representative is, you can look it up by entering your home address on the U.S. House of Representatives website.

Representative Cedric Richmond - in DC at (202) 225-6636, and in New Orleans at (504) 288-3777
Representative Steve Scalise - in DC at (202) 225-3015, and in Metairie at (504) 837-1259


Hi, my name is [Your Name] and I'm a constituent from New Orleans, ZIP Code 70118 [or wherever you're from].

I’m asking the Representative to vote NO on Speaker Ryan’s immigration bill.  This is an inhumane, unjust bill that will put families in prison camps – we can’t let that be what this country becomes.

Thank you for your time.

This call is adapted from the ACLU and can be viewed here.