FRIDAY 03/23/18

FEDERAL:

TILLIS BLOCKS DREAM ACT!

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin made a last-ditch effort to pass the DREAM Act -- a bill granting citizenship to undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children -- before the senate voted on the massive GOP spending bill that includes no fix for DACA, by asking for unanimous consent.

Under a consent request, any one senator can block a bill from being passed. Our very own Thom Tillis objected to Durbin's request, which killed the chance for the DREAM Act. Instead, Tillis asked him to modify his request so that the Senate could instead pass a bill that largely aligns with Trump's wishes. The bill Tillis supports would allow a pathway to citizenship BUT would add $25 billion in border security, eliminate the State Dept's visa lottery and enact new limitations on family-based immigration.

Let's let Senator Tillis know just how unhappy we are with him and his alignment with the outrageous immigration requests from the White House and his willingness to use DACA recipients as political pawns.

Background:

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/379865-dreamers-fix-blocked-in-senate

 

Script for Tillis:

Hi, my name is ________, a constituent from zip code ______. I'm calling to let Senator Tillis know how angry and disappointed I am that he objected to Senator Durbin's request for unanimous consent to pass the DREAM Act. How dare the Senator use these young DACA recipients as political pawns in order to align himself with Trump's attempt to tie any chance of citizenship for these kids to ridiculous and un-American immigration rules. Exactly who is Senator Tillis representing in this unforgivable action? Certainly not his constituents. Please let the Senator know that I will certainly remember his action and his disdain for these young people that he believes are only worth using for political purposes. He should be ashamed of himself. Thank you for taking my call.

 

Senator Thom Tillis

Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342 

High Point: (336) 885-0685

 

Email: https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

 

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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES - WINSTON-SALEM

Forsyth County youth and their supporters will join the collective voices of the national March for Our Lives event on Saturday, March 24 in Corpening Plaza in downtown Winston-Salem from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

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