TODAY, the SJC will focus on amendments relating to family unity and the pathway to citizenship. Please call ALL SJC OFFICES (listed below) all day Tuesday, May 21. We encourage you to call 202-224-3121. Please refer to each amendment by the sponsor’s NAME and associated NUMBER.
Possible statement you could use -
“As a United Methodist, I urge Senator to SUPPORT Senator Hirono’s Amendment #10, and all Hirono and Blumenthal amendments to improve family unity and make the pathway to citizenship more accessible. I also urge Senator to OPPOSE amendments offered by Senators Grassley and Sessions that would narrow or delay the pathway to citizenship.”
SUPPORT AMENDMENTS TO IMPROVE FAMILY UNITY & PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP
ALL HIRONO AMENDMENTS, ESPECIALLY HIRONO #10
Hirono #5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 would allow U.S. citizens to continue sponsoring their siblings and married children over 31, raise the cut-off date for married kids to 39 instead of 31, and improve the likelihood for these family members to be reunited, especially when their U.S. citizen family member has not used the family visa system before or would experience hardship.
Hirono #12, 14, 16, 17 would allow individuals to pay fines in installments, allow individuals with registered provisional immigrant (RPI) status to sponsor their spouse and children outside of the U.S., provide access to health care for individuals with RPI status, children and pregnant women, and allow states to provide health care to DREAMers, agricultural workers, and some individuals with RPI status.