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If you live in one of the 20 states that are suing the Biden administration to end the new humanitarian parole program, we urge you to contact your governor and attorney general. Scroll to the end to see the full list of states.
The new humanitarian parole program allows up to 30,000 people a month from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Cuba to apply to live and work in the United States for up to two years. For those who are eligible, it eliminates the harrowing journey to the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum and, under Title 42, is the only option that many have to seek safety.
We urge you to call or email your governor and attorney general and remind them that our country has a duty to welcome people, regardless of what they believe. Click here to find your governor’s contact info, and here to find your attorney general. Below is a script that you can use.
Tell Your Governor: Immigrants Deserve Legal Pathways
I understand that your government is suing the Biden administration to end the new humanitarian parole program. As a state resident, I completely disagree with this decision.
Our country has historically welcomed people fleeing persecution. If you truly wish to mitigate confusion and disorder at the border, destroying legal pathways will only do the opposite. I do not blame local problems, such as the opioid epidemic and crime, on migrants who largely have nothing to do with these issues. I believe that migrants make our country stronger, and accepting those fleeing violence and chaos in their country of origin is part of what it means to be American.
Optional: Reference your state’s long history of welcoming immigrants, and/or describe what immigration means to you.
The people of [your state] do not wish to inflict additional needless suffering on migrant families. I urge you to instead focus your resources on making us more welcoming.
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Janet O'Flynn (not verified)
Here are some comments you might want to add:
In the weeks since humanitarian parole became available, the disorderly and dangerous crush of asylum-seekers at the border has dropped by 90% or more.
At this time our state has a labor shortage. Our country is facing an aging demographic that will soon overwhelm our Social Security retirement system. We need the youth and energy of a these legitimate immigrants.
Dorothy Moczygemba (not verified)
Jesus was an immigrant as a baby. What if he had not been welcomed?
Rosemarie Goins (not verified)
Christians should be the first at the gate to welcome people into our country. We are all descendants of immigrants. What gives us the right to prevent others from seeking what our ancestors sought? As a nation, we have become very selfish and arrogant in our actions and attitudes. We no longer seem to have civil conversations about issues. Those billions of dollars for border "safety" could be used to settle people peacefully in our country. We don't want anymore "Berlin Walls." These immigrants are not the source of drugs and crimes; the cartels are. Show mercy and compassion and our country will thrive and grow strong and generous. Unfortunately, we have become the oppressor. This behavior will have serious consequences. The "home of the brave and free" will and is disappearing. The Statue of Liberty will become a joke and a bad one, at that. God have mercy on us all...
Fran P Aguirre (not verified)
Our country has funded the corrupt governments in Central America, in particular, for decades. Our government is owned by the huge corporations that rule this globe! The U.S. has paid these countries to send their young men to Ft. Benning in Georgia to be trained to enforce the power of the elite that are also owned by corporations. The workers in Central America and Mexico are not paid living wages so they come to this country to perhaps earn a living wage. When will we, as citizens of this country, learn these facts. The entire wold needs to be unionized and then unions need to be kept of becoming corrupt!