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CALL TO ACTION FOR Caribbean-Americans

FT. LAUDERDALE – The US Senate is about to vote on an immigration reform and the following four senators NEED to hear from you before May 15, 2006.

These anti-immigrant laws have been proposed which could:

a.lead to forced removal of all undocumented persons

b. criminalize “unlawful presence” in the US. This would automatically turn all undocumented immigrants into criminals who would be subject to imprisonment and deportation

c. expand the definition of smuggling to include routine contacts with undocumented immigrants. If you transport or house a friend and family member who is undocumented, you would be charged for transporting an undocumented person.

This is serious! This is NOT the time for bar room arguments and veranda talk. Now is time for action. Caribbean-Americans can’t afford to just sit back and talk to each other this time. If these laws get passed, we will be affected FOREVER.

In the last few months, there have been more anti-immigrant calls to senators than pro-immigrant calls. For every one caller who supports immigrants, there are 10 callers AGAINST immigrants. Your letter or email can make a difference. After you have made contact with the 4 senators, pass this information onto your friends and family.

Remember, when spiders unite, they can tie up a lion! (African proverb)

If you prefer to EMAIL the 4 senators:
Go to www.pfaw.org, under:

Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform, click on:

Action: Sign our petition in support of comprehensive immigration reform
Be sure to send this email to all your friends and family in Florida and the rest of the US.

If you prefer to MAIL the four letters, here is the sample letter and their addresses:

Senator Mel Martinez
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-0903

Senator Bill Nelson
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-0905

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid
528 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


Put your address here

May 2006

Dear Senator:

I am writing to ask you to support Senate Bill 2611 and push for immigration reform which provides:

a. earned legalization for the current undocumented immigrants

b. a realistic temporary worker program

c. a reduction of the family- and employment-based visa backlogs

d. an effective guest worker program that matches willing workers with willing employers

e. a border security regime so that we can know who is coming into our country

f. a system which will allow the 65,000 undocumented students who graduate from US high schools to qualify for in-state tuition–the DREAM Act S. 2075

g. ways for families to reunite with loved ones on a timely basis by eliminating arbitrary bureaucratic barriers.

I am looking forward to your support.


Tel No.

If you prefer to CALL the senators:

When you call the senators, be sure to read the text in the sample letter. If you just ask for immigration reform, they might think you mean the anti-immigration reform.

Senator Mel Martinez
202 224 3041
305 444 8332

Senator Bill Nelson
202 224 5274

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid
202 224 3542

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist
202 224 3344

Thank you for making it making the path easier for current and future immigrants.

From the Caribbean American Politically Active Citizens, a non-partisan organization of Caribbean American citizens. For more information, contact Dr. Marcia Magnus at 954 454 7473.

Please pass this on to your family and friends TODAY.

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