Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Action Alert

On September 14, the House of Representatives passed the Secure Fence Act, H.R. 6061, which calls for 700 miles of fence on the U.S./Mexico border and requires the Department of Homeland Security to achieve "operational control" of the rest of the U.S./Mexico border through a "virtual fence."

The Senate may debate and vote on this legislation shortly. Also, this week the House will vote on three new enforcement bills introduced by Representative Sensenbrenner (R-WI) that incorporate pieces of H.R. 4437.

This is a fast-moving legislative attack on immigrants that needs our immediate response.

There will be a national call-in day on Wednesday, September 20 to oppose this new wave of enforcement legislation and support comprehensive immigration reform.

It is very important to make three calls on Wednesday (your two Senators and one Representative), even if you know he/she already supports comprehensive immigration reform.

Here is a suggested script:
"Congress should stop the piecemeal, enforcement-only approach to immigration reform. I support a comprehensive bill that reunites families, legalizes the undocumented population, and provides future immigrants with a safe and legal way to live and work in the U.S."

Find your Senators and Representative and their phone numbers at http://www.irishlobbyusa.org/toolkit/contact.php.

You can also call the Congressional switchboard to be connected to their offices: (202) 224-3121.

Please forward this information to anyone who supports comprehensive immigration reform


Anonymous said...

I just made my three calls (took me no time at all). I just followed the script and then quickly mentioned that I support the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform and the 50,000 undocumented Irish in America today.

gumbo fish said...

btw, what's your political status?

Anonymous said...

Proud native born American citizen son of American citizens and proud supporter of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform and the undocumented Irish.

Haven't missed a chance to vote since the age of 18.

Sean said...

anon, care to enlighten the readers as to why you support this cause; the 'can't go home' wheeze not withstanding as they can all go home at any time.

gumbo fish said...

right on!

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Anonymous said...

Legalize the Irish! We need hardworking immigrants in this country. The Nativist wasters who sit at home waiting for their government entitlements check and blame immigrants for problems that were here long before Paddy and Biddy came to the Broonx or San Francisco are not contributing anything to the country but negativity. Legalize the irish so we can have people here who actually contribute something more to our communities than a few lonely and negative comments on a blog.