Canopy NWA and AUCC will be meeting with Senator Tom Cotton's office this month to ask him to remove his support of the RAISE Act. We would like to present him with a petition signed by Arkansans across the state to let him know his constituents do NOT agree with this proposed immigration bill that seeks to cap refugee resettlement at 50,000 and cut legal immigration in half.
We believe that this piece of legislation runs counter to our values as Americans and as Arkansans. We agree with Senator Cotton that our immigration system is in dire need of reform, but these reforms will hit our community where it hurts most: in our economy, in our families and in our churches.
For more of our thoughts on why we disagree with this proposed bill, scroll down to see our previous update.