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May 02, 2005

Update on the REAL ID: Keep pressuring Congress and the White House!

It appears that the conferees working to resolve differences between the House and Senate-passed versions of the REAL ID will not complete their work before the Senate leaves later today (4/29/05)for a district work period. We therefore have more time to express to the White House and Congress our opposition to this ill-conceived measure. While the Senate does not return until May 9, staff most likely will continue negotiations over the next week. In addition, the Senate could opt to agree to "deem" the measure cleared (if agreements are reached) as soon as the House adopts it. Otherwise, the Senate would hold a vote after its weeklong recess.

Because many Senators will be in their states next week, we urge you to seek meetings with them over this upcoming Senate recess. (The House is not in recess next week.) Along with seeking meetings with your Senators, we urge you to continue calling both Senators and Representatives through the Congressional switchboard (202-224-3121) and using Contact Congress to send letters. We also urge you to continue contacting the White House. The White House comment line is 202-456-1111. The White House also can be reached through Contact Congress.
Here is the link to Contact Congress;
http://capwiz.com/aila2/mail/oneclick_compose/?alertid=7313861

Posted by VisaLawyer at May 2, 2005 08:55 AM

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