|National Immigrant Solidarity
Monthly Action Digest
This month we have one important action requested by The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), United Students Against Sweatshops, Wise-Up to organize a letter signing campaigns to support the DREAM Act. See Action 1
Also, We are looking for anyone who can represents National Immigrant Solidarity Network to attend the important immigrant strategy meetings on March 11- Friday March 12 at Washington, DC, hosts by National Immigrants Forum, and Monday March 22 - Wednesday March 24 AgJOBS lobbying and congressional visits at Washington DC, organized by different advocacy groups. See Action 2
We would like to ask groups who joined the National Immigrant Solidarity Network, to ask your organization to formally to endorse the ISN and send us endorsement fees. It's not final decision but we are talking with some New York area immigrant organizations to to call for a National Immigrant Unity Meeting during Republican National Convention mobilization at the end of the August, 2004 on New York City. See Action 3
Lee Siu Hin
Mailing Address for the DREAM
The due day for the petition is April
Join us in our efforts to collect 65,000 petitions for President Bush urging him to support the DREAM Act (S.1545) and Student Adjustment Act (H.R. 1684) which are pending legislation that would help legalize undocumented students so that they can have access to a fair college education.
Many undocumented students find colleges and universities doors closed to them because of their immigration status after graduation. These are longtime residents of this country who have grown up and have made the United States their home. They have dreams of becoming professionals in their communities like lawyers, doctors, etc., and have the grades and 4.0GPAs to help them, but because of their immigration status, they are hardly encouraged and have little resources to continue a higher education. Thus, many students are forced to abandon their dreams and hopes of a career. How can we throw away such talented and gifted students?
By supporting student legalization, we are investing in communities that would eventually benefit from the careers that these students are pursuing. Our communities cannot afford to be ignoring these students anymore. By collecting 65,000 petitions, one for every undocumented student that graduates every year, we will be one step closer to getting the DREAM Campaign passed this year.
We are looking for anyone who can represents National Immigrant Solidarity Network to attend the important immigrant strategy meetings on March 11- Friday March 12 at Washington, DC, hosts by National Immigrants Forum, and Monday March 22 - Wednesday March 24 AgJOBS lobbying and congressional visits at Washington DC, organized by different advocacy groups.
I had talked to National Immigrant Forums and AgJOBS organizer and they would happy that ISN can send a representatives to come to participate.
This is a very important immigrant events, because they actions would affects the immigrant policies during the election year, and the years coming. Also this is the golden opportunities to promote ISN and meet different organizations for the future projects.
Therefore, ISN would happy to pay for some of the expenses who can attend the meeting and represents our organizations, preferably someone from Washington DC or nearby areas. Please read the enclosed information more details about the conference.
Please contact me as soon as possible if you can make it.
- Strategy Meeting March 11
- National Immigration Forum Annual Meeting March 12
March 23 Advocacy Training
March 24 Press Conference with key leaders on AgJOBS
- We hope that you will participate in the CALL TO ACTION activities. We will work with you to ensure you have what you need to participate in these activities. Of course we hope that this CALL TO ACTION will inspire you to go beyond the activities I have just listed and engage in additional activities to pressure Congress to pass the AgJOBS bill.
- Now I would like to recognize Bruce who will talk about how you can participate in this CALL TO ACTION.
**Major Components of the AgJOBS Legislation
We would like to ask groups who joined the National Immigrant Solidarity Network, to ask your organization to formally to endorse the ISN and send us endorsement fees (please download the enclosed forum or go http://www.actionla.org/ISN/Endorsement.doc), and ask your organization if you are interests to participate the planning for the proposed National Immigrant Unity Meeting during Republican National Convention mobilization at the end of the August, 2004 on New York City.
Make check payable to: ISN/SEE all donations are tax deductible!