Thursday, October 21, 2004

Urgent Calls Needed to Get Immigration Reform Passed!

Conferees Meeting NOW through End of Week to Decide Fate of Immigration-Security Provisions

House and Senate conferees are meeting now through the end of the week and will decide the fate of the immigration-security reforms in H.R.10.

This is our last best chance to get some serious reform passed before the year's end, but only if we can overcome pressure by the White House and Senate conferees to strip out the immigration provisions.

It's down to the wire, and your help is needed now more than ever.

Please call the White House and the Senate conferees immediately and stress the dire need for the immigration-security reforms in H.R.10 to be included in the final package. Tell them to put homeland security before special interests. Remind them that these provisions were taken straight from the 9/11 Commission recommendations.

The more calls we can generate the better our chances are of getting these important immigration reforms passed. Even if you've called before, please call again today. Help spread the word to others and ask your likeminded friends and family members to call as well.

Time is of the essence, ACT NOW!
Call the White House comment line (202-456-1111) and tell the president to stop pressuring the conferees to strip the immigration provisions from the bill. Tell President Bush to put homeland security before special interests. Tell him to stand in support of the immigration-security recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

Call the Senate conferees and urge them to include the immigration-security provisions in the final bill. Remind them that these provisions were taken straight from the 9/11 Commission report and that they are essential to our homeland security.

Senate Conferees:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) - 202-224-2523

Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) - 202-224-3353

Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) - 202-224-5641

Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) - 202-224-2841

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) - 202-224-4774

Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) - 202-224-2315

Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) - 202-224-6253

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) - 202-224-4041

Sen. Carl Levin(D-MI) - 202-224-6221

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) - 202-224-2152

Sen. John Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) - 202-224-6472

Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) - 202-224-3041

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) - 202-224-3224
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 are meeting this week to iron 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.

Click here for the full list of conferees and to SEND FREE FAXES if your legislators are listed.

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