Calling Women to Action on Pending Issues
JANUARY 9, 2019
The Crisis on Our Border
Last night, President Donald Trump took his case regarding the humanitarian
and security crisis on our Southern Border straight to the American people.
While the Administration is negotiating in good faith, the Democrats
continue to obstruct, holding funding for major portions of the federal
government hostage. The crisis directly impacts the NFRW priority issue
areas of human trafficking and opioids. Your voice is needed right now to
make sure Congress fulfills their duty to the American people and finally
takes action to secure the border.
CALL 202-224-3121 and Ask for Your Congressman and Senators
TALKING POINTS ON BORDER SECURITY
"Now is the time—this is the moment—to finally secure the border and create
the lawful and safe immigration system Americans, and those wanting to
become Americans, deserve."
- President Donald J Trump
Our country is facing a real and growing crisis at the Southern Border:
Every day, 2,000 inadmissible migrants arrive at our border and
overwhelm our immigration system.
We do not have the resources to hold them, and legal loopholes and
activist court rulings prevent authorities from properly returning them.
Immigration courts have a backlog of over 800,000 cases.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested 266,000 aliens
with criminal records in the last two years.
There has been a dramatic spike in deadly drugs flowing across our
300 Americans die every week from heroin, 90 percent of which comes
across our Southern Border.
Customs and Border Protection seized or help seize 1.7 million pounds
of narcotics last year.
There was a 73 percent increase in fentanyl crossing the border last
We face a humanitarian crisis as human smugglers exploit vulnerable
migrants and profit off our broken immigration system.
1 in 3 migrant women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek to
20,000 migrant children were illegally smuggled into the country last
month alone. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and
President Trump has presented Congress with a comprehensive, detailed
proposal to provide the resources needed to secure the border and stop the
criminal gangs, drug smugglers, and human traffickers:
The Administration has requested $5.7 billion for construction of
approximately 234 miles of new steel barrier on the Southern Border, a $4.1
billion increase over the bill passed by the Senate Appropriations
Ten years ago, 79 Senators - including Senator Schumer - voted for
just such a steel barrier.
To protect our communities, the Administration requested $675 million
to deter and detect narcotics, weapons, and other materials crossing our
Among the Administration’s requests for more resources are:
$211 million to hire 750 additional Border Patrol agents
$571 million for 2,000 additional ICE personnel
$4.2 billion for 52,000 detention beds, personnel, transportation, and
$563 million for 75 additional immigration judges and support staff.
Now Is the Time for Congress to Act:
Congress has a responsibility to protect the safety and security of
the American people and it needs to meet that responsibility by providing
the funding needed to secure the border.
Congress needs to hear from the American people. Call or write to your
Congressman and Senators as soon as possible - today if you can. Calls to
all Members help build support and momentum.
Please call or write your Senators and Congressman now and urge them to stop
the political games and come together with the President to achieve the
kinds of reforms that will build the wall, end the shutdown, and stop the
humanitarian crisis at our border:
You can call the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected
to your Member's office.