Urge Comstock to Support DACA and TPS

By: Gustavo Torres, President of CASA in Action

February 24, 2018

Pressure has ramped up on Members of Congress to find solution after the Trump administration terminated DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations, which provide relief for immigrants brought to the US as children or coming from countries impacted by natural or humanitarian crisis, respectively. 

 

Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-District 10) has refused to cosponsor the almost dozen bills – many bipartisan – that provide a fix.  She has also refused to respond to thousands of constituent inquiries regarding her position. And she has refused to meet on dozens of occasions with 10th district residents to discuss the crisis. 

Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-District 10) has refused to cosponsor the almost dozen bills – many bipartisan – that provide a fix.  She has also refused to respond to thousands of constituent inquiries regarding her position. And she has refused to meet on dozens of occasions with 10th district residents to discuss the crisis. 

Virginia’s 10th Congressional District is particularly hard hit by the termination of these critical programs as thousands of residents in the district had either DACA or TPS status. Indeed, the 10th is the second largest congressional district in the country for immigrants with TPS. 


Furthermore, Comstock’s refusal to provide relief to immigrants is particularly surprising given the precariousness of her seat. In November 2017, the 10th district gave Democrat Ralph Northam 55% of the vote in his campaign for governor, a resounding pushed against the Republican candidate’s attacks against immigrants.  The Cook Political Report lists the district as a toss-up and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has made the district a top spending priority. 

Thousands of residents in Barbara Comstock’s district had either DACA or TPS status. Yet Comstock has decided to follow Donald Trump’s white supremacist agenda by refusing to represent immigrants and people of color who live and work in her District.

Take action now. Call Congresswoman Comstock and urge her to support the residents of her district by acting on a clean Dream Act and TPS: 202-225-5136
 

CASA in Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the foremost Latino and immigrant organization in the Mid-Atlantic region and a national leader in supporting immigrant families and ensuring that all individuals have the core supports necessary for full participation in society. CASA in Action and CASA in Action PAC endorse candidates that advance its membership’s priorities and facilitates greater engagement of Latinos and voters of color in elections. With nearly 100,000 members, CASA in Action is an individual membership organization of low-income immigrants.  Donations to CASA in Action are not tax-deductible.

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