Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Conferees Set to Meet TODAY, White House Wants a Deal by Friday

House and Senate conferees are scheduled to meet TODAY , to begin working on the final version of the 9/11 Recommendation Implementation Act. They are under pressure from the White House to drop the important identification security and immigration enforcement provisions from the House bill and reach a conclusion by this Friday, Oct. 22.
Help us pound their offices with faxes and phone calls insisting the immigration-security reforms in the House version of the bill remain part of the final package. Time is of the essence so act now.

Visit our action alert for details and to send FREE faxes.


Both chambers of Congress have passed different versions of legislation to implement the 9/11 Commission recommendations. The House version, H.R. 10, includes a wide range of very, very long-overdue changes to how U.S. documents are issued, and finally moves the country toward border security and a serious immigration enforcement and control regimen. The Senate version does not include any immigration-related provisions.

House and Senate conferees will meet this Wednesday to begin ironing out legislative differences in the two bills. These conferees will decide if the identification security and immigration enforcement provisions will remain part of the final package.

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You've heard about the immigration-related findings of the 9/11 Commission, now you can read them on FAIR's web site. Check out our issue brief, Immigration-Related Findings of the 9/11 Commission.

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