Defenders of Wildlife

Speak Up for Responsible Border Control

This week, the Senate considers immigration legislation that could profoundly affect our jaguars, highly endangered Sonoran pronghorns, desert tortoises and other imperiled wildlife along the border. Urge your Senators to support wildlife-sensitive border control.

To find your elected officials, please enter your ZIP Code. If you live in a split district, you may need to enter your full address.

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If you reach your Senators’ voice mailboxes, please be sure to leave a message.

Talking Points

You can use the points below during your call…

  • My name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m calling from [YOUR CITY AND STATE], where I live and vote.
  • I am calling to urge [YOUR SENATOR] to support the Thomas-Kyl-Salazar-Bingaman amendment to the immigration bill. The amendment would address the need to better integrate border security with protection of our cherished public lands. For more information on the Thomas-Kyl-Salazar-Bingaman amendment, click here…
  • Nearly half of the 1,950 mile U.S.-Mexico border lies within public lands under the jurisdiction of the Departments of Interior and Agriculture, providing habitat for a great diversity of wildlife species.
  • Unfortunately, border patrol activities and illegal crossings have severely damaged these sensitive areas in ways that could take decades to repair.

If possible, please ask for the name and position of the staff member you speak with and log your call using the link above (next to your Senators' contact information). This will help us more effectively target Congressional staffers in the future.