Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Tell House Republican Conferees to Stand Up for Immigration Security Reform

Help get the immigration security provisions recommended by the 9/11 Commission passed. Call and urge House Republican conferees to use their strengthened post election political power to get the job done.

Tell them to hold the line on identification security, border protection and immigration enforcement provisions in their continuing negotiations over H.R. 10 and S. 2845.

Senate conferees presented their House counterparts with compromise legislation today (Nov. 8) which is said to include some immigration-related language. The details, however, have not yet been released - so there's no telling how watered down these provisions are in comparison to the House legislation.
President Bush is pressing Congress to pass a bill during the lame-duck session of Congress beginning Nov. 16, which means there is still a significant threat that in an effort to reach quick compromise the immigration provisions could be dropped or severely watered down.

Thank the Republican conferees for holding out against Senate objections so far, but be sure to tell them to insist that the Senate conferees accept the House immigration-security reforms.

Act NOW!
Call all of the Republican House conferees listed below and urge them to stand up for the immigration-security provisions and to accept nothing less from their Senate counterparts. (See sample message below.)

Check out the full list of conferees below to see if your legislators are listed. If so, send a FREE fax today reiterating the need for the immigration-security provisions. (Click here then type your zip code into the take action now box to send this fax.) Follow your faxes up with phone calls. (Find your legislators phone number here on our web site.)

Sample Message:
(*If you're a constituent, be sure to say so when calling. If you're not a constituent and they ask why you're calling, say this is a national security issue that affects you as well as their constituents.)
"My name is (insert name). I'm calling to urge the Representative to stand up for the immigration-security provisions in H.R.10 and to insist that he/she accept nothing less than legislation that includes all of these provisions. Tell Rep. (insert name) that getting the immigration provisions enacted is imperative to the safety of our nation, is in line with the 9/11 Commission recommendations, and is strongly supported by the American public."

Call These Republican House Conferees: (District Office; Washington D.C. Office)

Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) - 626-852-2626; 202-225-2305

Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) - 616 - 395-0030; 202-225-4401

Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) - 630-832-5950; 202-225-4561

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) - 619-579-3001; 202-225-5672

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) - 262-784-1111; 202-225-5101

If Your Representative or Senator is listed below, send a FAX and make a follow up PHONE CALL:
Senate Conferees:

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) - 207-784-6969; 202-224-2523

Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) - 614-469-6697; 202-224-3353

Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) - 651-645-0323; 202-224-5641

Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) - 603-430-9560; 202-224-2841

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) - 913-451-9343; 202-224-4774

Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) - 614-469-5186; 202-224-2315

Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) - 601-965-4644; 202-224-6253

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) - 860-549-8463; 202-224-4041

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) - 586-573-9145; 202-224-6221

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) - 312-353-4952; 202-224-2152

Sen. John Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) - 304-347-5372; 202-224-6472

Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) - 850-907-1100; 202-224-3041

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) - 973-639-8700; 202-224-3224
House Conferees:

Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) - 626-852-2626; 202-225-2305

Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) - 616-395-0030; 202-225-4401

Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) - 630-832-5950; 202-225-4561

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) - 619-579-3001; 619-579-3001

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) - 262-784-1111; 202-225-5101

Rep. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) - 201-222-2828; 202-225-7919

Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) - 202-225-8220; 310-643-3636

Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) - 816-228-4242; 202-225-2876

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