Saturday, December 17, 2005

ANTI-IMMIGRATION FANATICS PASS HR4437

ONLY 17 REPUBLICANS HAD THE BALLS TO STAND UP AND SAY NO TO THE FASCIST IMMIGRATION BILL H.R. 4437 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE YESTERDAY. SADLY THIS SPEAKS VOLUMES OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS. APPARENTLY AMERICANS NO LONGER WELCOME THE POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS IMMIGRANTS MAKE TO THE UNITED STATES. THE REAL AGENDA BEHIND THIS BILL IS NOT ENFORCEMENT--IT IS TO GET PEOPLE OUT PERIOD!I CALLED AND EMAILED MY REPRESENTATIVE DAVID WU OF OREGON--THAT IS WHERE I CAME FROM BEFORE I HAD TO BE EXILED FROM THE UNITED STATES--HE DID HAVE THE COMMON SENSE TO VOTE NO.WELL AMERICA PUT BUSH AND HIS FASCISTS INTO THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS SO I GUESS THEY DESERVE WHAT THEY GET. IT IS JUST UNFORTUNATE THAT POTENTIAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE TO SUFFER FOR THEIR BAD JUDGEMENT.THIS BILL WILL HAVE DISASTOROUS EFFECTS ON IMMIGRATION. THANK YOU GEORGE BUSH FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A HOLIDAY OF LOVE AND PEACE. YOUR EXAMPLE OF COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM IS SO OVERWHELMING AND TOUCHING.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

HR 44437

Example of more compassionate conservative legislation from south of the border. The simplified meaning of this bill is: Get Out! We don't care what your situation is. > NATIONAL IMMIGRATION PROJECT ACTION ALERT: > OPPOSE SENSENBRENNER'S BORDER PROTECTION BILL! > > What is the "Border Protection" Bill? > > House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced > the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control > Act of 2005 (H.R. 4437), an enforcement-only bill that threatens > asylum-seekers, noncitizens, and their families. Before 9/11, many in > Congress agreed that Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant > Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) was so harsh, they were ready to > "Fix '96." This will goes further than the worst, most onerous > provisions in IIRIRA. > > Status: In TWO DAYS the House Judiciary Committee will review this bill. > The bill will reach the House floor for votes NEXT WEEK. House > leadership is on a mission to pass this enforcement-only legislation > before the December 17th adjournment. This misguided and harmful > proposal is going to move rapidly through the House and WE NEED TO ACT > NOW to prevent its final passage! > > What you need to do: > > Please call your Senator and House Representative TODAY. > The message: Oppose H.R. 4437. This enforcement-only bill is > anti-immigrant, unfair, and unjust. - I urge you to oppose H.R. 4437 > during tomorrow's mark up in the Judiciary Committee, and in particular > to oppose Titles II ("Combatting Alien Smuggling and Illegal Entry and > Presence"), IV ("Detention and Removal"), VI ("Terrorist and Criminal > Aliens"), and VIII ("Immigration Litigation Abuse Reduction"). > > House Switchboard: 202-225-3121 > Senate Switchboard: 202-224-3121 > > What does the Border Protection Bill do? (A summary of the bill is > attached to this email.) The bill proposes several draconian measures, > only some of which are listed below. If passed, it would: > > * Expand expedited removal to the interior, denying removal hearings for > noncitizens. > * Make unlawful presence in the United States a crime. > * Deny automatic review in the Circuit Courts, requiring that a single > Circuit Court judge first grant permission before the appeal can be > filed. > * Make the 3- and 10-year unlawful presence bar apply to everyone, not > only people who leave the U.S. This would have disastrous consequences > for people applying for green cards in the U.S. > * Deny voluntary departure to individuals who want to appeal to the BIA. > This would force any asylum seeker to give up her appeal if she wants > voluntary departure. > * Greatly expand the aggravated felony definition to include a broader > array of smuggling offenses. > * Bar asylees and refugees with aggravated felonies from becoming lawful > permanent residents. > * Overturns the Supreme Court's ruling in Leocal by making any > noncitizen convicted of three drunk driving convictions deportable. > * Expand several aggravated felony categories. > > For more information, contact Paromita Shah at > paromita@nationalimmigrationproject.org or 617-227-9727.