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3/21: Visit your Senators in their District Offices over Recess To Discuss the Immigrant Rights!
Released 23 March 2006  By National Immigration Forum

Visit your Senators in their District Offices over Recess To Discuss the Immigrant Rights!
March 21, 2006
From: National Immigration Forum

The Senate Judiciary Committee has been meeting over the past three weeks to debate immigration reform and amend Senator Specter's bill known as the Chairman's Mark. We are happy to inform you that Chairman Specter stepped up to the plate and asserted his Committee's expertise and jurisdiction on immigration reform. Furthermore, it appears that Judiciary Committee members are working on a deal to include a McCain-Kennedy earned legalization program and a good temporary worker program within the Specter Mark.

That is the good news.

The bad news is that Senator Frist (R-TN) has introduced an immigration bill that, for the most part, contains provisions dealing with enforcement. There is no path to legalization for undocumented immigrants. It is not a solution to our broken immigration system.

Due to your participation and the incredible grassroots mobilizations taking place around the country, the debate is moving in the right direction. Our work needs to continue to ensure that Congress keeps hearing the voices of those who are bringing solutions to the table. We must continue to visit our Congress members, call their offices, take to the streets, and call in to radio shows.

Congress is on recess this week, and we ask you to pay a visit to your senators NOW. Please tell them that:

What this country needs is comprehensive immigration reform which includes a path to citizenship for those who are undocumented.

All workers need strong labor protections.

We must have a system that allows for workers who come to the U.S. in the future to enter legally and securely.

We need a reduction in the family backlogs.

If you cannot visit your senators, please call them with the same message.
To find out where your senators' offices are in your state, please call the Capitol switchboard and ask for your senator's office. Call (202) 224-3121.

You can also go to: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


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