IMMIGRATION

Here are our Calls to Action, Guides, and Explainers on issues related to immigration and immigrant rights. Interested in helping us track legislation and policy on this topic at the state or federal level? Take action with us.

HOUSE IMMIGRATION BILLS: Reject All Partisan Bills

The hardline Goodlatte bill and the Ryan bill are dead. The House may make one more partisan attempt at an immigration bill that would replace family separation with indefinite family detention.
QUICK ACTION: Tell your House reps: we reject all partisan immigration bills! 

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ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILL: Oppose LePage’s Expansion of ICE Power in Maine

Extremist Rep. Larry Lockman and Gov. LePage are back with another anti-immigrant bill that would force local law enforcement to serve as extensions of ICE deportation forces. The House rejected the bill today 76-65 (House roll call) and the Senate votes next. QUICK ACTION: Call your senator at 1-800-423-6900 and leave a message with her/his name, your name and town, and that you want them to NO on LD 1833.

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DACA UPDATE: Stay Focused on DREAMers

Two important court decisions have temporarily secured DACA, but we still need a permanent solution.
QUICK ACTION: Learn how our Senators voted on recently failed plans, and what new ones could be in the pipeline, and make sure our reps stay focused on permanently protecting DREAMers.

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FIX DACA NOW: Pass Bipartisan “Phase One” Bills

Trump eliminated the DACA program and his incoherent and racist policy positions are propelling the government toward a second shutdown. Bipartisan bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that can resolve the crisis. 
QUICK ACTION: Speak out publicly in support of DACA, and tell your MoC: no more delays. Support the bipartisan “Phase One” bills and solve the DACA crisis before their time runs out.

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HOLD THE LINE FOR DACA: Budget Must Protect DREAMers

We await word on a Senate vote to end the government shut down, expected at noon on Monday. It appears Senator Collins is playing a key role in bringing a bipartisan groups of senators together to find common ground.
Stay tuned for an update after the vote!

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DACA: No Clean DREAM Act, No Budget!

Every day that Congress fails to pass a clean DREAM Act, 122 young immigrants lose their DACA protection and become exposed to deportation. 
QUICK ACTION: Contact your reps and tell them “NO CLEAN DREAM ACT, NO BUDGET!” and to get to work on passing S. 1615 in the Senate and H.R. 3440 in the House.

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Speed Dial Congress

Sen. Angus King, Jr. (I):
(202) 224-5344
Sen. Susan Collins (R):
(202) 224-2523
Chellie Pingree (D):
(202) 225-6116
Rep. Jared Golden (D):
(202) 225-6306

For full contact info, including numbers for district offices in Maine, visit our Civic Dashboard.

Speed Dial Maine Legislature

Maine House:
1-800-423-2900 
Maine Senate:
1-800-423-6900
TTY: Use Maine Relay 711

Leave a message for your legislators with your name, town, legislator’s name, bill number, and how you’d like her/him to vote.

Find your legislators on our CIVIC DASHBOARD.