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December 16, 2005

PLEASE KEEP UP YOUR CALLS AND PRESSURE TO INSIST THAT HOUSE MEMBERS VOTE "NO" ON FINAL PASSAGE OF THE SENSENBRENNER BILL.

Quick update: As many of you know, the Sensenbrenner bill is moving forward. It is being debated right now on the House floor, where 15 amendments on the border security parts of the bill have been made in order. The "RULE" governing debate on this part of the bill was debated fiercely today, and very nearly was "pulled" due to opposition from moderates who wanted the bill to be more comprehensive, and arch-restrictionists who were angered that their more extreme amendments were not made in order. Apparently after intense behind the scenes work, and a White House letter stating strong support for the bill, the Rule was put to a vote and passed 220-206, and the debate began.

A second RULE making many additional amendments in order will be issued tonight or tomorrow, and debate will continue on the additional amendments, with final vote following all of that debate. Final vote may come tomorrow or over the weekend.

Enter your zip code here for talking points and your Representative's phone number: http://capwiz.com/aila2/callalert/index.tt?alertid=8312521&type=CO

Do not assume that your immigrant-friendly representative is going to be against this bill CALL NOW!!!!

Posted by VisaLawyer at December 16, 2005 06:56 AM

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