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Vote No on Anti-Immigrant Amendments Added to COVID-19 Relief Bill
As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to vote NO on any anti-immigrant amendments that are added to the COVID-19 relief bill that will block access to asylum at the border. I strongly support the Biden administration’s decision to terminate the Title 42 order and thank Congressional leadership that has stood with immigrants in advocating for the end of this horrific policy. Now, I urge you to oppose any amendments that block asylum.
Title 42 expulsions have effectively shut down access to asylum at the border for more than two years, putting thousands of people in harm’s way. Since President Biden took office, there have been at least 9,866 reports of violent attacks — including rape, kidnapping, and assault — against people blocked from requesting protection at the border.
Ending Title 42 expulsions is a necessary step towards ensuring people seeking refuge have access to safety in this country. It’s also politically popular. A recent poll from the NILC Immigrant Justice Fund found that 52 percent of likely 2022 voters support ending Title 42 expulsions. The administration’s decision to rescind Title 42 expulsions — which will roll back the cruel and harmful policy of the past administration — is an important step toward rebuilding a more fair, orderly, and humane immigration system, starting with restoring access to asylum at the border.
Once again, I urge you to support restoring asylum and protecting those seeking safety at our border by rejecting calls to keep Title 42 expulsions in place. Reinstituting or retaining Title 42 expulsions will have serious, long-term consequences for future government policies and civil society.