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

  • Former Legislative Representative, Immigration and Refugee Policy

Hannah Graf Evans led FCNL's lobbying for compassionate immigration and refugee policies, with a particular focus on detention practices, the rights of border communities, and protection of vulnerable communities. Hannah served as co-chair of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition steering committee for three years.