Call Scripts the Week of September 4, 20172017-09-04
Ask Representatives to investigate ICE request to start destroying records
ICE has asked the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), which instructs federal agencies on how to maintain records, to approve its timetable for retaining or destroying records related to its detention operations. Given the history of the Trump administration and their view on immigrants this is very alarming. This is largely happening under the radar, so the primary function of our first call to our Representatives is simply to make them aware of the issue.
The example script below includes a request speaking out against the destruction of the records. If you do not feel comfortable with that we urge you to still call and simply ask the representatives if they have looked into the issue. When we called they were not even aware the request had been made and often it takes more than a couple of concerned constituents to make them even look into a problem.
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I am calling because I am concerned about the request of ICE to destroy records related to detention operations. It worries me especially given the disdain the Trump administration already have shown for justice. I would like Rep. Garamendi to speak up against the destruction of these records since it reduces transparency and accountability and makes it harder for victims to get justice.