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What You Can Still Do About the Senate Enforcement Amendments

May 27, 2010
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[*** WE DEFEATED THE AMENDMENTS! SEE UPDATE HERE!***]

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via Jacki Esposito:

AMENDMENTS: UPDATE

CALLS TO SENATE OFFICES STILL NEEDED!

This morning, the Senate will resume consideration of HR 48899, Emergency Supplemental appropriations. There will then be up to 20 minutes for debate in relation to the enforcement and detention amendments. The Senate will then process to a series of votes in this order:

  • McCain Amendment #4214
  • Kyl Amendment #4228
  • Cornyn Amendment #4202

Early estimates demonstrate that we were able to generate at least 25,000 phone calls and faxes to Senate offices. Hill staff indicate that they were inundated with calls and information yesterday.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO URGE THE SENATE NOT TO INCREASE DETENTION OR BORDER ENFORCEMENT

BUT RESTORE FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE TO THE IMMIGRATION DETENTION & DEPORTATION SYSTEM

TELL DEMOCRATIC SENATORS TO VOTE NO ON THE FOLLOWING HARMFUL AMENDMENTS:

1.      Call these target Democratic Senator(s) (Phone Numbers Below) or click here for a full list.

2.      Tell them:

  • You OPPOSE Cornyn Amendment #4202 which adds enforcement personnel, 3,300 new detention beds, and National Guard to the Southern Border;
  • You OPPOSE McCain Amendment #4214 to add 6,000 more National Guard to the Southern Border; and
  • You OPPOSE Kyl Amendment #4228 which fully funds Operation Streamline at the Southern Border

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2010 10:34 am

    Senator Merkley and Wyden,
    Our state can not afford to lose so many undocumented workers, our state’s economy will collapse!
    We need reform, not deportations. Everyone I know from Mexico, does not want citizenship, they just want to make money for their families back home. I know because I worked with so many of them, they would gladly accept the conditions of leaving after the harvest and return the following year! We need work Visas.

    • DREAMER! permalink
      May 27, 2010 8:14 pm

      @Dorothy Villanueva, Im sorry but I don’t agree with your comment about people not wanting to become citizens. My family and I bet many other families don’t send money to Mexico because they already have a stable family living in the United States. My family pays taxes and lives here in the United States without proper documentation. My Parents would want to gain legal residency and maybe someday be American citizens to be able to vote. We need an Immigration Reform now!

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