For a monthly digest of the Immigrant Solidarity
For a daily email update, join
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!
Los Angeles: (213)403-0131
New York: (212)330-8172
Washington DC: (202)595-8990
The National Immigrant Solidarity Network
(NISN) is a coalition of immigrant rights, labor, human rights, religious,
and student activist organizations from across the country. We work with
leading immigrant rights, students and labor groups. In solidarity with
their campaigns, and organize community immigrant rights education campaigns.
From legislative letter-writing campaigns to speaker
bureaus and educational materials, we organize critical immigrant-worker
campaigns that are moving toward justice for all immigrants!
Appeal for Donations!
Please support the Important
Work of National Immigrant Solidarity Network!
Send check pay to:
The Peace Center/ActionLA
8124 West 3rd Street Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(All donations are tax deductible)
about the National Immigrant Solidarity network
See our Flyers
Page to download flyers
|2/24: Draft Senate Immigration Bill Released
Released 05 March 2006  By National Immigration Forum
Draft Senate Immigration Bill Released
February 24 - National Immigration Forum
Early this morning, advocates in Washington obtained a copy of the revised "Chairman's Mark"--the comprehensive reform legislation that will serve as the starting point for the Senate Judiciary Committee?s consideration of comprehensive immigration reform.
The revised draft is a huge disappointment: it incorporates many of the enforcement provisions from the House bill (the Sensenbrenner bill). For the undocumented, there would be indefinite conditional temporary status, with no extra provision made to provide a path to permanent residence outside of a revised family and employment visa preference system. In effect, millions of the undocumented would be consigned to a permanent second-class status.
This is the Beginning, Not the End: Contact Your Senators! We had hoped that by the time of the markup, the bill would lean more towards the Kennedy/McCain formulation of comprehensive reform. In fact, this latest version is more onerous that the version we have previously written about. Still, the game is just beginning it's just that we are starting on our own two yard line.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin to "mark up" the bill beginning March 2 (Thursday). All Senators should be hearing from advocates about the need for comprehensive reform. This is especially the case for Senators who serve on the Judiciary Committee. For Committee members, check here: http://judiciary.senate.gov/members.cfm
|Back to Immigrant Solidarity Network |