To protest the government’s actions at the border, contact:
Sen. Ed Markey (202) 224-2742
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (202) 224-4543
US. Representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Suggested script: The U.S. government should treat those seeking entry to our country in a fair and humane manner. Seeking asylum is not a crime. The U.S. must be responsive to those seeking to enter our country legally. Please ask the Department of Homeland Security to cease the practice of violent confrontation at our border immediately.
To file a comment on the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed public charge rule, see the instructions below.
The “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” proposed rule would mean green card and visa applicants could be turned down if they have low incomes or little education because they’d be deemed more likely to need government assistance — such as Medicaid or food stamps — in the future. An analysis and FAQ sheet is here. Immigration advocates note: “The proposed changes to the public charge test would fundamentally change our approach to immigration, making family income and potential use of certain health care, nutrition or housing programs a central consideration in whether or not to offer people an opportunity to make their lives in this country. The direct effect of the proposed rule will fall primarily on people applying for a green card through a family-based petition, and will also affect some other categories of individuals applying for visas. Beyond that, the proposed rule is also expected to … lead to people dropping or not seeking out benefits they need.” Read a Boston Globe editorial here.