CLOSING TODAY: Bipartisan TPS Letter

On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine C. Duke announced her decision to terminate Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status designation, effective July 22, 2019. As a result, more than 50,000 Haitians will have to return to a country
struggling with the continuing legacy of the 2010 earthquake, cholera epidemic, food insecurity crisis, and the devastation inflicted by Hurricanes Matthew, Irma, and Maria. The Administration also recently announced its decision to end Temporary Protected
Status Nicaragua and Sudan, imperiling the lives of thousands of people from these countries currently in the United States. These actions run contrary to the historical bipartisan consensus concerning the Temporary Protected Status program and demonstrate
the need for Congress to act to protect the lives of all 300,000 TPS beneficiaries.

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Recognize the Achievements of Edgar Martinez

Please join me as an original cosponsor of a resolution honoring the Seattle Mariners’ Edgar Martinez for his outstanding career as a professional baseball player and for his noteworthy humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

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DEADLINE TOMORROW: Bipartisan TPS Letter

On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine C. Duke announced her decision to terminate Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status designation, effective July 22, 2019. As a result, more than 50,000 Haitians will have to return to a country
struggling with the continuing legacy of the 2010 earthquake, cholera epidemic, food insecurity crisis, and the devastation inflicted by Hurricanes Matthew, Irma, and Maria. The Administration also recently announced its decision to end Temporary Protected
Status Nicaragua and Sudan, imperiling the lives of thousands of people from these countries currently in the United States. These actions run contrary to the historical bipartisan consensus concerning the Temporary Protected Status program and demonstrate
the need for Congress to act to protect the lives of all 300,000 TPS beneficiaries.

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Oppose Unrelated Requirements on Critical Law Enforcement Grants

We write to encourage you to join us in sending a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in opposition to the decision to add compliance with federal immigration priorities as a factor in receiving critical law enforcement grants. This year, the DOJ has
failed to release over $257 million dollars in State Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (Byrne JAG) across all 50 states and six U.S. territories and gave additional preference to Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring program recipients
in order to force a change in local law enforcement immigration enforcement priorities.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Bipartisan TPS Letter

On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine C. Duke announced her decision to terminate Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status designation, effective January 5, 2018. As a result, more than 50,000 Haitians will have to return to a country
struggling with the continuing legacy of the 2010 earthquake, cholera epidemic, food insecurity crisis, and the devastation inflicted by Hurricanes Matthew, Irma, and Maria. The Administration also recently announced its decision to end Temporary Protected
Status Nicaragua and Sudan, imperiling the lives of thousands of people from these countries currently in the United States. These actions run contrary to the historical bipartisan consensus concerning the Temporary Protected Status program and demonstrate
the need for Congress to act to protect the lives of all 300,000 TPS beneficiaries.

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Cosponsor the Protect Victims of Crime Act

I write to invite you to co-sponsor the Protect Victims of Crime Act, legislation to raise the U visa cap from 10,000 to 40,000 annually.  My bill would aid survivors of domestic abuse and other serious crimes, protect our communities, and help law enforcement
prosecute dangerous criminals.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Bipartisan TPS Letter

On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine C. Duke announced her decision to terminate Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status designation, effective January 5, 2018. As a result, more than 50,000 Haitians will have to return to a country
struggling with the continuing legacy of the 2010 earthquake, cholera epidemic, food insecurity crisis, and the devastation inflicted by Hurricanes Matthew, Irma, and Maria. The Administration also recently announced its decision to end Temporary Protected
Status Nicaragua and Sudan, imperiling the lives of thousands of people from these countries currently in the United States. These actions run contrary to the historical bipartisan consensus concerning the Temporary Protected Status program and demonstrate
the need for Congress to act to protect the lives of all 300,000 TPS beneficiaries.

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Help Stop Notario Fraud!

We invite you to co-sponsor
H.R. 912, the Protecting Immigrants from Legal Exploitation Act. Too often, immigrants are defrauded when seeking out legal services. Even worse, many immigrants are unable to stay in this country or legally return due to fraudulent or negligent legal services.

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LAST CHANCE: Protect the Immigrant Community from Notario Fraud

Since President Trump’s inauguration, the immigrant community has been subjected to a series of attacks. Ranging from the announcement of the impending end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to the pervasive threat of discontinuing
Temporary Protected Status for immigrant communities who have positively contributed to the U.S. for years, the rapid nature of these changes has left immigrants across the country confused on how to navigate an already broken immigration system.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1633, the Landing Pass Extension Act of 2017

Please consider joining me as a cosponsor of H.R. 1633, the Landing Pass Extension Act of 2017. This bill makes a small but important change to the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act governing crewmember (D) visas, and has massive
implications for the Gulf Coast refining industry.

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