Use this as a sample message to give during your call:
“I’m your constituent from [City, State], and [as a person of faith], I urge you to affirm the right of all people to seek asylum and protection. Central American families – men, women and children – are fleeing to safety wherever they can.
This must be treated as a humanitarian crisis and refugee situation, rather than an as an immigration enforcement issue. I call on you to terminate the administration’s latest asylum ban that denies protection to individuals who do not first apply for protection in at least one country through which they travel en route to the United States.
I urge you to do everything in your power to ensure the administration processes and welcomes asylum seekers, stops returning asylum seekers to harm, and ends detaining children in inhumane conditions.
My community welcomes asylum seekers and immigrants, and I urge you to do the same.”"
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