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June 10, 2007

Advocate

From AILA,

Thank you for your time, energy, and commitment to AILA's campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. In the last three weeks, you and your colleagues collectively made over 25,000 CALLS to US Senators.

As you know, the Senate failed to invoke cloture last night. After two weeks of dedicated time for debate on the Senate floor (and many months of negotiations), the body could not reach agreement on the bill. View yesterday's CIR Daily Update for a narrative summary of the debate, procedural motions, and votes. Daily updates of each day of debate are available as Congressional Updates at www.aila.org. Additional resources about S. 1348 including, a section-by-section summary, amendments to the bill, data and surveys about CIR, and information from our coalition partners, are all available on the CIR Featured Issues page.

We have been reassured by leaders of both parties and the White House that the immigration bill is not dead. However, a timeline for action is unclear. We must continue our efforts and urge Congress to “get it right” and to pass a workable and comprehensive bill before the end of the year.

Please, continue contacting your Senators and remind them that the status quo is completely untenable. If our immigration laws are not changed, people will continue to die in the desert in greater numbers, families will be torn asunder, workplace raids will continue, backlogs will grow, innovation will be stifled, the proliferation of piecemeal state and local ordinances will continue, and immigrant communities will be faced with a literal state of siege.

Find out how Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Bob Corker voted on amendments to S.1348 and on cloture on InfoNet. Call them on Monday and share the message that the time for reform is NOW.

Your Senators' phone numbers are:

Sen. Lamar Alexander: (202) 224-4944
Sen. Bob Corker: (202) 224-3344

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 10, 2007 05:01 PM

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