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ICE and DHS letter regarding COVID-19 concerns at detention centers nationwide: Next deadline to sign on is today COB

Sending Office: Honorable Juan Vargas Sent By: Eddie.Meyer@mail.house.gov    The next deadline to sign on to this letter is COB TODAY, Wednesday, April, 29.    he total number of detainees, ICE staff, and facilities reporting new positive cases of COVID-19 continues to grow at an alarming rate. My boss plans on sending a weekly update to […]

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Reopening letter to ICE and DHS regarding COVID-19 concerns at detention centers nationwide

Sending Office: Honorable Juan Vargas Sent By: Eddie.Meyer@mail.house.gov The total number of detainees, ICE staff, and facilities reporting new positive cases of COVID-19 continues to grow at an alarming rate. My boss plans on sending a weekly update to DHS and ICE pointing out these concerns and signing additional Members onto the letter.  Since the original letter […]

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CLOSES TODAY: Sign-on Letter regarding COVID-19 concerns at detention centers nationwide

Sending Office: Honorable Juan Vargas Sent By: Eddie.Meyer@mail.house.gov Since April 20, the number of detainees who have tested positive with COVID-19 has more than doubled from 126 to 253 detainees.  Current cosigners: Susan A. Davis, James P. McGovern, Earl Blumenauer, Darren Soto, Veronica Escobar, Barbara Lee, Jahana Hayes, Sheila Jackson Lee Deadline to sign on […]

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LAST CALL: Sign-on Letter to ICE and DHS regarding COVID-19 concerns at detention centers nationwide

Sending Office: Honorable Juan Vargas Sent By: Eddie.Meyer@mail.house.gov Deadline to sign on to this letter is COB today.  For questions or to sign on please email eddie.meyer@mail.house.gov   Current cosigners (17): Susan A. Davis, James P. McGovern, Earl Blumenauer, Darren Soto, Veronica Escobar, Barbara Lee, Jahana Hayes, Sheila Jackson Lee, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mike Levin, Jesús […]

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Sign-on Letter: COVID-19 at detention centers nationwide

Sending Office: Honorable Juan Vargas Sent By: Eddie.Meyer@mail.house.gov Please join Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) in sending a letter to ICE regarding the number of confirmed COVID-19 at detention centers nationwide continues to climb for both detainees and staff. We would like more information on ICE’s COVID-19 policies and procedures that aim to protect detainees, contractors […]

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Sign-on letter to DHS and ICE regarding Guatemalan deportees who tested positive with COVID-19

Sending Office: Honorable Juan Vargas Sent By: Eddie.Meyer@mail.house.gov SIGN-ON DEADLINE: COB on Wednesday, April 8 Recent news stories report that at least two Guatemalan men tested positive for COVID-19 after being deported from the United States. The same plane(s) that were used to deport these men were subsequently used to repatriate U.S. citizens and or LPR’s […]

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LAST DAY TO SIGN ON: Support Refugee-Related Accounts in FY21 Appropriations

We invite you to join us in supporting refugee-related accounts for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations submissions. As you may know, 60 million people are displaced around the world, the largest number since World War II. Historically, the United States
has recognized its moral and legal imperative to lead by example in addressing global issues such as refugee resettlement.
However, in recent years there has been a significant decrease in the number of refugees that the U.S. has resettled, while the number of displaced people worldwide has only grown larger. In order to meet the urgent need of refugee assistance
and resettlement programs, we must ensure that adequate funding is provided to local communities to help refugees integrate and thrive.
We are asking that the respective appropriations subcommittees substantially increase funds to meet the needs for the following refugee-related accounts:

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