Wednesday, July 25, 2007


The Senate will vote TODAY on two amendments!
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will offer the Border Security First Act of 2007 as an amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations bill (H.R. 2638). This enforcement-only amendment would do nothing but add to the dysfunction of our system and the suffering of hard working immigrants. It must be OPPOSED!

In response, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will offer a side-by-side amendment to the Graham amendment. This positive amendment would provide limited, targeted relief to deserving immigrant populations. However, we do not agree with increased militarization of the border as provided for in this amendment and must let our senators know so. SUPPORT!

Please CONTACT both as soon as possible
(303) 220-7414
(202) 224-5941

(866) 455-9866
(202) 224-5852
Please call ... the vote could happen soon.

My name is_______. I live in ________. I OPPOSE the Graham amendment that would:

  1. Take away localities freedom to choose to be a "sanctuary city" and remove our right to ban law enforcement from collecting immigration status by penalizing our cities
  2. Increased detention beds
  3. Expedite removal
  4. Indefinite detention
  5. Expand "criminal aliens" definitions: Subjecting visa overstayers to mandatory detention, raising serious cost and constitutional concerns;
  6. More money to flood the border with patrol agents and more National Guard on the border
  7. Increased penalties for minor visa overstays
I SUPPORT the Reid side-by-side amendment that would:
  1. Include the DREAM Act.I your support the option for college as a path to citizenship and support adding a community service path. Leaving military service as the only other option furthers the poverty draft.
  2. Include AgJOBS , ensuring legal status for workers and stable labor for farmers.
  3. BUT OPPOSE any further militarization of the border as provided for in the amendment.

Call your Senators and then call your friends and tell them about this Urgent Action Alert! Encourage them to take action on these important amendments!

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