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March 23, 2006

Can't Come to DC for Lobby Day, but Still Want to be Heard?

This message from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, TAKE ACTION;

Call Both of Your Senators and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist!
Tell Them to Give the Senate Judiciary Committee More Time for Debate!

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee made significant progress in crafting a bipartisan agreement on an immigration reform bill that addresses several key issues, including an earned path to citizenship for the current undocumented population and future immigrant workers. The agreement also includes strong worker protections. The Senate Judiciary Committee will resume its debate and will vote on legislation on Monday, March 27th.

While the Judiciary Committee members were working hard to reach a thoughtful, bipartisan consensus on this complicated issue, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), introduced his own enforcement-heavy bill, thereby demonstrating his continued intent to move legislation to the Senate Floor the week of March 27, as noted in the preceding article!

Let's make our voices heard and let the Senate and especially Senator Frist know how we feel about his push to enact enforcement-only legislation. Call Your Senators and then call Frist's Washington and Tennessee offices on Wednesday and Thursday with a strong message:

1. I OPPOSE any potential move by Senator Frist to bypass the Judiciary Committee and bring his own enforcement-heavy bill to the Senate floor in lieu of the bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee intends to report out!

2. I SUPPORT a comprehensive and humane solution to our broken immigration system. REAL REFORM includes a path to citizenship for the undocumented population, family reunification, and a new worker program that provides strong worker protections and a safe and secure way for workers to come to the U.S. in the future.

3. I SUPPORT the work of the Judiciary Committee and they should have as much time as they need to complete their work on this critical issue.

Find your Senators' Phone Numbers on Contact Congress

CALL SENATOR BILL FRIST AT:
Washington, D.C. 202-224-3344
Nashville, TN 615-352-9411

Posted by VisaLawyer at March 23, 2006 06:28 PM

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