ACTION ALERT: Flood Congress with Phone Calls to Protect Immigrant Rights

 

Date:    December 13, 2005

To:       Interested Immigration Advocates

From:   Maurice Belanger

 

 

 

The following action alert is being circulated by several national advocacy organizations that are opposing the very harsh enforcement-only bill (H.R. 4437) that will be voted on in the House Thursday. Thanks to the American Immigration Lawyers Association for the text of this alert, and for use of their web-based action alert system.

 

Resources related to the Sensenbrenner bill are posted at:

http://www.immigrationforum.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=777

 

The Forum has issued a new statement, posted at:

http://www.immigrationforum.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=778

 

 

 

Defend Immigrant Rights NOW!

National Call-In Days

PRIOR TO HOUSE FLOOR VOTE EXPECTED THURSDAY!!!

 

 

FLOOD CONGRESS WITH PHONE CALLS TO PROTECT IMMIGRANT RIGHTS FROM DANGEROUS PROVISIONS IN HR 4437!!

 

 

 

Call 202-224-3121 to connect to your Representative’s office

Congressional Phone Directory: http://capwiz.com/aila2/dbq/officials/

 

 

We MUST Mobilize to Oppose HR 4437, Rep. Sensenbrenner’s immigration enforcement bill because it:

 

Could make YOU a criminal

HR 4437 will allow the government to prosecute almost any American who has regular contact with the undocumented.

 

Denies due process and citizenship to lawful permanent residents

HR 4437 limits judicial review of executive branch decisions (DHS) on immigration and naturalization decisions, violates the constitutional guarantee of due process and separation of powers, and, most importantly, strips the courts of their role of protecting the individual against excessive governmental power.

 

Divides families

HR 4437 will separate more American families with its excessive deportation authorities. 

 

Disrupt the economy and destabilize U.S. workers

HR 4437 seeks to drive out 7 million undocumented immigrant workers, consequently disrupting the economy, with no corresponding increase in security or legality. HR 4437 will create an Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS) that could severely limits workers’ claims, including prohibiting class action lawsuits against the government, and will displace millions of documented workers—U.S. citizens and legal residents alike.

 

HR 4437 is an attack on U.S. Immigration Policy, not an answer

Enforcement-only legislation like HR 4437 and the legislation that preceded it has created the largest undocumented population in our nation’s history. We can’t enforce our way out of the catastrophe that is our current immigration system. Our broken system demands a comprehensive, workable solution that restores the rule of law, with fair rules that are evenly enforced, not expansive enforcement that can never be implemented.

 

It’s your turn to speak out! Call Congress on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Tell your Representative to VOTE NO on Final Passage of HR 4437.

 

Call 202-224-3121 to connect to your Representative’s office

Congressional Phone Directory: http://capwiz.com/aila2/dbq/officials/

 



Maurice Belanger
Director of Public Information
National Immigration Forum
mbelanger@immigrationforum.org