Today the Senate debates a troubling new proposal on immigration reform. This proposal, constructed by compromises between several key Senators and Bush administration officials, falls short of what we need to fix the nation's broken, out-of-date immigration system.
The U.S. needs substantive reform that includes a path to permanent residency for undocumented immigrants, family reunification, demilitarization of the U.S.-Mexico border, and a halt to worksite raids and detention.
While it is good that the proposal includes a path to legal residency and eventual citizenship, even that path is filled with hurdles.
Email or call your senators today asking them to improve the proposed legislation and to support fair, humane immigration reform by clicking here or call your senator through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. For talking points click here.
Sending an email or calling shows your senators that many people in this country want to protect the rights and dignity of immigrants. To learn more about the legislation and improvements that are needed click here.