This past legislative session, a resolution was passed in the Utah House of Representatives, HR 3 House Resolution Supporting Humane Response to Refugee Crises, recognizing the plight of millions of people who fled their country seeking relief from civil conflict or other hardships and opposing separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. HR 3 passed unanimously in both its committee hearing and House floor vote.
As the Utah resolution states, the White House’s current zero tolerance policy at the border has been costly, unnecessarily punitive, and harmful to families — contrary to Utah values and the spirit of HR 3. The resignation of Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen over the weekend signals a doubling down on controversial immigration policies at the border, such as family separations.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Ask your members of Congress to press for humane treatment of individuals at the border seeking refuge, per the language of HR 3 and the values of the state of Utah.
How to contact your members of Congress
Sen. Mitt Romney 202-224-5251 (DC) // Twitter: @senorromney // Facebook: @mittromney
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden) // Email // Twitter: @SenMikeLee // Facebook: @senatormikelee
Rep. Rob Bishop (Congressional District 1): 202-225-0453 (DC) // 801-625-0107 (Ogden)
Rep. Chris Stewart (Congressional District 2): 202-225-9730 (DC) // 801-364-5550 (SLC) // 435-627-1500 (St. George)
Rep. John Curtis (Congressional District 3): (202) 225-7751 (DC) // (801) 851-2500 (Provo)
Rep. Ben McAdams (Congressional District 4): (202) 225-3011 (DC)
US Capitol switchboard: (202)-225-3121
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