Trustee Election
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  • IMMIGRANT VETERANS
  • IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
  • D R E A M KIDS
Winning Issue » IMMIGRANT FAMILIES


Nearly two-thirds of all undocumented immigrants have lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years and nearly half are parents of minor children. Additionally, a large number of immigrant households are composed of mixed status families where one or both parents are non-citizens and one or more children are citizens. Undocumented immigrant families face many challenges including the trauma of migration, adjusting to a new culture, fear, poverty, finding work and the inability to access social services. Federal data shows that almost one in four people deported in 2010 was the mother or father of an American citizen. Child advocates claim that as deportation rates increase, so does the number of children from immigrant families placed in foster care. It is estimated that more than 5,000 children are currently living in foster care because their immigrant parents have been either detained or deported. In many cases these families never reunite. Advocates say Child Protective Service workers are reluctant to undertake reunification efforts when a parent is facing deportation or has been deported. Often, most don’t have the language skills to communicate with immigrant parents and are not aware of help offered by the Mexico Consulate in locating deported parents.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.2095 - American Families United Act



Options


  • I oppose reforming current immigrant family policy and wish to defeat H.R.2095 - American Families United Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support granting inadmissibility waivers to people seeking lawful permanent residence for: people who entered the U.S. before age 16 and now have a bachelor's degree; those who made false claims of U.S. citizenship when they were under 18 years old, or because they lacked the mental competence to knowingly misrepresent a claim; individuals who made a false claim of U.S. citizenship if inadmissibility would create family separation hardship for the alien or for a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident family member; stating that separation from family would be enough to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility in cases related to fraud or misrepresentation from trying to obtain a visa or other immigration benefit, and wish to pass H.R.2095 - American Families United Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC) and/or Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support granting inadmissibility waivers to people seeking lawful permanent residence for: people who entered the U.S. before age 16 and now have a bachelor's degree; those who made false claims of U.S. citizenship when they were under 18 years old, or because they lacked the mental competence to knowingly misrepresent a claim; individuals who made a false claim of U.S. citizenship if inadmissibility would create family separation hardship for the alien or for a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident family member; stating that separation from family would be enough to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility in cases related to fraud or misrepresentation from trying to obtain a visa or other immigration benefit, and wish to pass H.R.2095 - American Families United Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC) and/or Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.2095 - American Families United Act. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.2095 - American Families United Act
Sponsor: Rep. Beto O’Rourke, TX
Status: House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security (Judiciary Committee)
Chairman: Rep. Trey Gowdy, SC

If elected as a trustee, FIRM will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and the civil rights of American immigrant families.

FIRM is a national coalition of grassroots organizations fighting for immigrant rights at the local, state and federal level. It is led by the Immigrant Organizing Committee, a group of 30 organizations committed to immigrant rights from across the country. Since 2000, FIRM has been the meeting place and united voice of the dynamic grassroots movement advocating for comprehensive immigration reform and the civil rights of immigrants in America. FIRM is led by its member organizations and brings leaders together across lines of race, issues and geography to multiply their power. The hundreds of organizations involved in FIRM come from every state in the nation and have deep roots in their local communities. It states that in 2006, these groups were the cornerstone of the people-led movement that derailed the inhumane and unworkable immigration laws pushed by Congressional leaders.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 20, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
February 26, 2020