Deadline 4/1: Limit Immigration Detention in FY2020

            Please join us in sending the below letter to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. The letter requests language preventing ICE from exceeding its appropriations for detention, and returns
funding for detention beds to the Fiscal year 2016 level.

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Help Reduce Wait Times at Customs: Support CBP’s Office of Field Operations

As you know, CBP staffing shortages have plagued our nation’s ports of entry for years, leading to long wait times for U.S. citizens and visitors at airports and land ports alike. In recent years, CBP has sought to address the wait times issue through the
use of innovative technologies and has worked to raise additional revenue through private-public partnerships. Perhaps most importantly, CBP has made progress in overcoming barriers to hiring new agents. However, our ports of entry remain understaffed; increased
funding through the Office of Field Operations (OFO) Account is needed to help fill the shortage.

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Support Transit-Oriented Development in the FY2020 THUD Bill

We all understand that transportation projects are most effective when they address a need.  That is the goal of transit-oriented development – encouraging development while prioritizing integrated planning. That means connecting housing, jobs, and mixed
use development, with transit.  It also means ensure that transit stations have adequate parking, sidewalks, bike paths, and other common sense supporting infrastructure. 

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Cosponsor Bill to Prevent Weakening of Firearm Export Regulations

In recent years, easy access to firearms has fueled the rise of terrorist groups like ISIS and drug trafficking organizations such as Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. The toll is deadly; firearms kill as many as a thousand people every day. As the world’s largest
firearms exporter, the United States ought to be focused on making sure that firearms don’t end up in the wrong hands. But a new
proposal from the Trump administration would do the opposite, loosening the rules for exporting firearms.

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Last Call for Originals – Cosponsor Legislation to Protect the Rule of Law in Guatemala

As Congress debates how to improve border security, we cannot ignore a crisis that is taking place less than 3,000 miles from our southern border. In Guatemala, the actions of a government facing corruption investigations have placed the country’s stability
and democracy in jeopardy and have undermined U.S.-supported efforts to address the root cause of migration. Unless we act now, Guatemala is at risk of descending into lawlessness, and if that happens, we will see the impact at our border.

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Cosponsor Legislation to Protect the Rule of Law in Guatemala

As Congress debates how to improve border security, we cannot ignore a crisis that is taking place less than 3,000 miles from our southern border. In Guatemala, the actions of a government facing corruption investigations have placed the country’s stability
and democracy in jeopardy and have undermined U.S.-supported efforts to address the root cause of migration. Unless we act now, Guatemala is at risk of descending into lawlessness, and if that happens, we will see the impact at our border.

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Cosponsor Bill to Prevent Weakening of Firearm Export Regulations

In recent years, easy access to firearms has fueled the rise of terrorist groups like ISIS and drug trafficking organizations such as Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. The toll is deadly; firearms kill as many as a thousand people every day. As the world’s largest
firearms exporter, the United States ought to be focused on making sure that firearms don’t end up in the wrong hands. But a new
proposal from the Trump administration would do the opposite, loosening the rules for exporting firearms.

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Deadline Extended: Cosponsor Legislation to Protect the Rule of Law in Guatemala

As Congress debates how to improve border security, we cannot ignore a crisis that is taking place less than 3,000 miles from our southern border. In Guatemala, the actions of a government facing corruption investigations have placed the country’s stability
and democracy in jeopardy and have undermined U.S.-supported efforts to address the root cause of migration. Unless we act now, Guatemala is at risk of descending into lawlessness, and if that happens, we will see the impact at our border.

Read More

Cosponsor Bill to Prevent Weakening of Firearm Export Regulations

In recent years, easy access to firearms has fueled the rise of terrorist groups like ISIS and drug trafficking organizations such as Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. The toll is deadly; firearms kill as many as a thousand people every day. As the world’s largest
firearms exporter, the United States ought to be focused on making sure that firearms don’t end up in the wrong hands. But a new
proposal from the Trump administration would do the opposite, loosening the rules for exporting firearms.

Read More

Cosponsor Legislation to Protect the Rule of Law in Guatemala

As Congress debates how to improve border security, we cannot ignore a crisis that is taking place less than 3,000 miles from our southern border. In Guatemala, the actions of a government facing corruption investigations have placed the country’s stability
and democracy in jeopardy and have undermined U.S.-supported efforts to address the root cause of migration. Unless we act now, Guatemala is at risk of descending into lawlessness, and if that happens, we will see the impact at our border.

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