Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tell Congress to move on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

National polling data shows that a majority of Americans want Comprehensive Immigration Reform. By consistently strong majorities, Americans want a fair, common sense plan to fix our broken immigration system. In 2009 as in previous years, voters want the President and Congress to advance an immigration plan that legalizes the undocumented workforce and requires them to pay taxes; levels the playing field for workers and employers; and restores the rule of law.

Americans want a solution and Crompehensive Immigration Reform is the solution we need!

Tell Congress that it's time to start the debate on CIR. Visit Contact Congress at: http://capwiz.com/aila2/issues/alert/?alertid=13300836 to send a message of support to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Barbara Boxer, and Your US Representative!

Stop ICE abuse

In a published UFCW report, you’ll read about the human toll exacted by the Bush administration’s enforcement-only policy. It includes the story of a young man, born in the United States and educated in Mexico, whose halting English subjected him first to searing ridicule, then intimidation, and, finally, threats of imprisonment. A mother separated
from her diabetic child. A young high school student, born and raised in the United States, confronted by ICE agents who had burst through the front door of her mother’s home, weapons drawn demanding answers to questions she knew nothing about, because her mother, also a U.S. citizen, had, at one time, worked at a poultry processing facility. A successful state and local program—years in development—bringing small-town Iowans together with common purpose destroyed by the fear, mistrust, and cultural division created in the wake of a raid. Frightened children. Racial profiling. Due process ignored. The rule of law, the Constitution tossed aside.


Immigration Reform is not high on the President's priority

If there’s one thing immigration proponents and foes can agree on it’s this: a legislative overhaul of our immigration system has been pushed down the president’s priorities list and probably won’t happen this year.