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December 08, 2005

The House Immigration Battle Begins on Thursday with HR 4437; Has Your Representative Heard from You?

Strategic action is needed to defeat new enforcement-only immigration legislation. TOMORROW the House Judiciary Committee will review the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (HR 4437), introduced by Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) (view bill text here:

http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=11536). The bill will reach the House floor for votes NEXT WEEK. House leadership is on a mission to pass this enforcement-only legislation before their December 17 adjournment.

This misguided and harmful proposal is going to move rapidly through the House and WE NEED TO ACT NOW to block final passage! HR 4437 is a boldfaced attack on due process and especially on judicial review. Extreme provisions in the bill target not just undocumented immigrants but also legal immigrants and citizens. We simply cannot allow this bill to pass. The results for both immigrants and U.S. citizens would be disastrous.

Let your Representative know that the House is heading down a dangerous and misguided path, and urge your Senators and Representative to support a realistic, comprehensive approach to immigration reform. Send a letter to your elected officials today (use this link:

http://capwiz.com/aila2/issues/alert/?alertid=7614761&type=CO), or call your Representative's office, using the letter on Contact Congress as the basis for your talking points (you can find the phone number here: http://capwiz.com/aila2/dbq/officials/).

We need YOUR help to stop this unrealistic and harmful enforcement-only proposal. HR 4437 is the WRONG solution to the immigration challenges facing our nation. Please take action now! Click here to write a letter: http://capwiz.com/aila2/issues/alert/?alertid=7614761&type=CO

Posted by VisaLawyer at December 8, 2005 08:16 AM

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