ALIRP PARTICIPATES IN VIRTUAL ADVOCACY DAYS, JULY 14-16, 2020
The Alabama Interfaith Refugee Partnership participated in a virtual advocacy day that was organized by the Asylum Working Group (AWG) and Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) Virtual Advocacy Days for Asylum! The goal was to educate Members of Congress about the systematic destruction of asylum protections and the impact the administration’s anti-asylum policies have had on asylum seekers, immigrants, and unaccompanied children - for those on both sides of the southern U.S. border. Learn more at bit.ly/IICAdvocacyInfo. After receiving training in advocacy, ALIRP board members and volunteers connected with a representative from Senator Richard Shelby's office to share the following specific policy asks:
Defund unlawful anti-asylum policies (such as the asylum bans) and safeguard any USCIS appropriation.
Restore asylum protections and end immigrant detention, deportations.
Cosponsor pro-asylum legislation, such as the Refugee Protection Act (S.2936 / H.R.5210) and Asylum Seeker Protection Act (H.R. 2662).
Watch for future advocacy opportunities organized by our ALIRP Advocacy Committee!