1. Action Alert
  2. Immigrants & Refugees

Congress Must Reject Cruel Immigration Policies

Plan a drop-by visit.

By Hannah Graf Evans, June 28, 2019

Time and time again, the administration has demanded more money for harmful immigration enforcement policies and Congress has funded them. The supplemental spending bill (H.R. 3401) Congress just passed was more of the same. It provides money with no guarantee that it will be spent to protect children, not further militarize our border.

This approach is worsening the humanitarian crisis. Congress is home this week for their Independence Day recess. It’s important that they hear from you. Urge them to divest from enforcement spending and instead, invest in true humanitarian assistance.

Three Steps to Dropping by a Congressional Office

1. Print out a one-pager

Download a one-pager calling for your members of Congress to defund cruel immigration practices.

2. Find your closest congressional offices.

Look up your elected officials and where their local congressional offices are located.

3. Pay them a visit!

No need to make an appointment -- just stop by during business hours. Here's a sample script you can use once you get there:

Hi, my name is ___, and I'm a constituent from ___.

Could you pass this document along to the right staff member for me and help me set up a meeting where I can to discuss this issue with them?

Let me know how your visit goes!

Hannah Graf Evans

  • Legislative Representative, Immigration and Refugee Policy

Hannah Graf Evans lobbies for compassionate immigration policies. Our immigration system should empower immigrants and the American communities to which they belong, lift up the voices of border communities, and ensure adequate protections for refugees, asylum-seekers and victims of trafficking. Hannah served as co-chair of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition steering committee for three years and still plays an active role in pursuing shared policy priorities of the more than 50 faith-based member organizations.