Tell Congress to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Congress(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/10/13) -- CAIR today joins the thousands of community, labor, immigration, and human rights activists rallying across the country and at the nation's capital to demand that Congress pass commonsense immigration reform. CAIR is asking all Americans who believe that comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue to urge their U.S. senators and representatives to pass legislation by late spring or early summer.

CAIR has provided a "click and send" letter for concerned citizens to add their own message or simply fill out and send to their members of Congress asking for comprehensive immigration reform in the 113th Congress. 

CAIR believes that all-inclusive immigration reforms starts with a roadmap for citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented residents.

Immigration reform should also include clear guidelines for administrative and judicial review for those appealing their immigration status; solutions to ongoing cases of processing delays for thousands of immigrants; prohibitions against racial and religious profiling and inappropriate use of force by border patrol agents; and, streamlining the process for immigrants seeking asylum from conflict zones like Syria.

In March, during CAIR’s  seventh annual American Muslim advocacy days at the U.S. Capitol, representatives from the Muslim community and over 20 CAIR chapters voiced support for immigration reform when meeting with a third of the House of Representatives and a quarter of the Senate.

In January, CAIR welcomed the bipartisan Senate framework that adopts a number of "tough but fair" measures which seek to create a path towards citizenship for the undocumented.

The Senate framework aims to achieve permanent reform of the nation's immigration system by addressing the creation of a path to citizenship for undocumented residents contingent upon securing the borders and combating visa overstays; improving the legal immigration system and attracting the world's best and brightest; enhancing employment verification; and admitting new workers and protecting workers' rights.

The framework also seeks to strengthen prohibitions against racial profiling and inappropriate use of force.

The Senate is expected to unveil their comprehensive immigration reform bill later this week. House Republicans and Democrats still remain locked in negotiations. In January, President Obama issued his own plan for immigration reform as well.

Action requested:

Contact your members of Congress and ask for their support in adopting comprehensive immigration reform -- common sense reform that respects the rights and dignity of all persons residing in the U.S. and strengthens prohibitions against racial and religious profiling and inappropriate use of force.

CAIR has provided a letter to which you can add a message of your own or simply fill in your name and address and click "send message."

For more information, contact CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, [email protected] or CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]

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