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May 11, 2006

National Call-In Day to Support DREAM Act in House

Help Make Their Dreams of College a Reality! National Call-In Day to Support DREAM Act!

Today Wednesday, May 10, is a national call-in day to support the American DREAM Act. Join thousands of immigration advocates in drawing attention to this important issue. Call your U.S. Representative and ASK him or her to co-sponsor the American DREAM Act (H.R. 5131) - a bill that would remove barriers to higher education and create a path to citizenship for immigrant youth.

This a bipartisan legislation will allow immigrant students who have grown up in this country, graduated from high school, and have no criminal record to go to college and legalize their immigration status. The young people who would benefit from this legislation have done nothing wrong. Yet they are being severely punished.

The DREAM Act recognizes that some of our best and brightest students are prevented from reaching their potential. Thousands of young people each year are prevented from pursuing their dreams of going to college because they have no immigration status and, without the option of in-state tuition, lack sufficient resources.

The American DREAM Act currently has 15 Co-Sponsors and needs plenty more! Here is a list of the 15 co-sponsors, whom we hope you'll thank, and a target list of 18 Representatives who have not yet sponsored the American DREAM Act, but who did sponsor a previous version of this legislation. If you see your US Representative on either list, please be sure to call today during Call-In Day!!

Thank these Representatives for Co-Sponsoring and Supporting the "American Dream Act":

Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA)(202) 225-4695
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL)(202) 225-4211
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)(202) 225-2778
Rep. Michael Castle (R-DE)(202) 225 4165
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)(202) 225-4865
Rep. Luis Fortuño (R-PR)(202) 225-2615
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)(202) 225-8203
Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)(202) 225-8220
Rep. Melissa Hart (R-PA)(202) 225-2565
Rep. Ray LaHood (R-IL)(202) 225-6201
Rep. Jim Leach (R-IA)(202) 225-6576
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)(202) 225-3931
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)(202) 225-1766
Rep. Martin Sabo (D-MN)(202) 225-4755
Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO)(202) 225-2876

Target list of potential Republican Co-Sponsors- These Republican Representatives co-sponsored a previous version of the DREAM Act. If your Representative is on this list, please make sure to participate in tomorrow's National Call-In Day!

Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX)(202) 225-4511
Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT)(202) 225 7751
Rep. David Dreier (R-CA)(202) 225-2305
Rep. James Gibbons (R-NV)(202) 225 6155
Rep. Peter King (R-NY)(202) 225-7896
Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA)(202) 225-5476
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)(202) 225-2523
Rep. Tom Osborne (R-NE)(202) 225-6435
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)(202) 225-2315
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)(202) 225-3031
Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)(202) 225-5541
Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)(202) 225-5271
Rep. Robert Simmons (R-CT)(202) 225-2076
Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ)(202) 225-3765
Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)(202) 225-6216
Rep. James Walsh (R-NY)(202) 225-3701
Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL)(202) 225-3635
Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM)(202) 225-6316

Posted by VisaLawyer at May 11, 2006 07:21 AM

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