Friday, February 29, 2008

Action Alert: STOP the SAVE Act Today

After last year's heated immigration debate that failed to produce new immigration laws, many in Congress are trying to pass enforcement-only measures that will make life worse for immigrant families and all U.S. workers.

The latest is the so-called SAVE (Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement) Act, currently being considered in the House of Representatives.

Please call your Representative today to stop the SAVE Act (H.R. 4088) a deportation-only immigration proposal.

Find your representative's number, find talking points for your call, and tell us about your call on our web site or call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Ask to be connected to your representative's office and tell them:

Please say NO to H.R. 4088! I oppose the SAVE Act. I want humane immigration reform that protects our rights. The SAVE Act (H.R. 4088):

  • Hurts every U.S. worker by using a faulty verification system for all workers, without safeguarding their labor rights and privacy.

  • Increases imprisonment of children by expanding family detention space without addressing concern about the way the government treats those who are already detained, including children and their families.
  • Wastes taxpayer dollars by putting resources toward ineffective border fencing without addressing the root causes of migration.
At a time when our nation's economy is frail and weakened, we urge you to support immigration policies which that stop the wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars, produce humane and sensible solutions, and keep immigrant families together.

Please share this alert with friends, colleagues, and your community networks. Have them call today.

In the past year, we have produced thousands of calls and emails promoting a more humane and fair immigration policy. Thank you all for your ongoing support.