Take Action: November 14, 2017 Learn how a no-exemptions policy is neither workable nor ultimately fair

While this administration’s no exemptions policy may sound fair, “in practice it’s neither wise nor workable nor ultimately fair at all. In fact, it’s as unethical as if the government were to decide that the most important priority for police and prosecutors were the number of convictions, regardless of the nature of the crime. It would result in law enforcement spending limited time and resources going after everyone who went slightly over the speed limit, while shrugging off drunk drivers, because doing so would be statistically advantageous and much easier. Such a policy would not be right, and it wouldn’t make us safer. The same can be said of Trump’s new enforcement policies.”

Read more of Diana Bate Hardy’s article, “Heavy-Handed Immigration Policies Hurt Us All,” in MWEG’s Medium publication, On Common Ground. Clap, share, and tweet to increase the influence of the piece. Then, if you wish to take additional action, call your Members of Congress and ask them to support a “clean” DREAM Act (not tied to border wall funding).  More information here.

Possible Call Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [TOWN, ZIP]. I’m calling today to ask [NAME] to support a clean DREAM Act and reject Trump’s demands to include massive, unnecessary spending on border security to the bill. It is unfair and immoral to use the lives of hundreds of thousands of young DACA recipients as bargaining chips to score political gains. Thank you for your hard work answering the phones. [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]

Image: Teresa Ramos, with her disabled son. Teresa was deported in April for overstaying her visa. But “each year since 1997 she had applied for a “stay of removal” which allowed her to stay in the U.S. to care for her son who is a citizen and who has mild cerebral palsy and epilepsy.”