American Immigration Lawyers Association
Chicago Chapter

Action Alert — April 19, 2017

Happy Advocacy Wednesday!

Amazing!  With your help last week AILA sent more than 2,000 messages telling Congress to halt funding for President Trump’s extravagant funding request for billions of dollars on a massive enforcement plan that includes an unnecessary and wasteful border wall, more deportation agents, and more detention beds.  Negotiations are happening this week in the run up to April 28 by which time Congress has to pass another spending bill.  Together, we need to make sure no backroom deal is cut fulfilling Trump’s campaign promise to deport and exclude immigrants.

If you didn’t get a chance to participate in this Action Alert last week, don’t worry, there’s still time!

Tell Congress today to reject Trump’s $3 billion request to fund this extravagant, wasteful and ineffective plan.  We are aiming for a total of 5,000 actions, which would send a huge signal that AILA stands with immigrants!

·         Click on the action alert: Take Action: Congress Must Block the Waste of Money on Trump’s Wall and Massive Deportation Machine

It is fine to send another message to your member if you already sent one.

·         Send this action alert to at least 10 AILA members and other friends.

·         Anyone can participate so share it with your clients, friends, and other non-members on social media!

We especially need AILA members to reach out to the following Senators.  These Senators are either in a leadership position, belong to the appropriations committee, or are staunch immigrant champion.


CT – Sen. Murphy

DE – Sen. Coons

HI – Sens. Hirono and Schatz

NH – Sen. Shaheen

NV – Sen. Cortez-Masto

NY Sen. Schumer

VT – Sen. Leahy

WA – Sen. Murray

WI – Sen. Baldwin


Thanks for your support!

Chicago Chapter Advocacy Committee