Call and Send the Message Below to Senate Judiciary Committee and Gang of Eight Members
- PLEASE SUPPORT AMENDMENTS WHICH WOULD INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PERSONS WHO COULD QUALIFY FOR THE PATH TO CITIZENSHIP AND OPPOSE AMENDMENTS WHICH WOULD MAKE ELIGIBILITY MORE RESTRICTIVE.
- PLEASE SUPPORT AMENDMENTS WHICH WOULD RESTORE AND STRENGTHEN THE CURRENT FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM -BASED UPON THE UNION OF A HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND THEIR CHILDREN- AND OPPOSE AMENDMENTS THAT WOULD WEAKEN THE SYSTEM.
- PLEASE SUPPORT CURRENT PROVISIONS IN S. 744 WHICH STRENGTHEN PROTECTIONS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, SUCH AS REFUGEES, ASYLUM-SEEKERS, AND UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AND OPPOSE AMENDMENTS WHICH WEAKEN THOSE PROTECTIONS.
“Take Action” to email the message to the Senators in the Judiciary Committee and the Gang of Eight.
Dial 1-866-940-2439 to call in your message to the Senate Judiciary Members.
For the four other Gang of Eight members not on the Judiciary Committee, call the individual Senators’ offices at the following numbers:
Sen. Marco Rubio: 202-224-3041 Sen. Bob Menedez: 202-224-4744
Sen. John McCain: 202-224-2235 Sen. Michael Bennet: 202-224-5852
At 6:45pm, May 10, 2013, Guatemalan general Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty in a Guatemalan court of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced to 80 years in jail. This is an extraordinary and precedent setting achievement, all the moreso in Guatemala where repression, impunity and racism remain society wide and systemic.
General Rios Montt hours before a verdict was handed down
All respect to and admiration for so many people and so many organizations – most particularly Guatemalan survivors of genocide and other crimes against humanity – who braved on-going repression and impunity to keep fighting for over 31 years for this measure of justice. Deep thanks to so many individual and foundation donors who have, via Rights Action and other groups, supported so many years of courageous, never ending work for truth, memory and [finally, a bit of] justice. Gracias.
Fast food workers right here in St. Louis don’t make enough money to support their families, or cover their basic needs, on $7.35 an hour.
We can change it – but we need your help. Take the first step by walking with fast food workers on Thursday, May 9, at 4:15pm.
Juan Vázquez Assassinated in Bachajón, Chiapas
Bolivian President Evo Morales expels USAID
Nicaragua cloud forest ‘under siege’ by illegal loggers
Guatemala declares emergency after mine protests
Mexico Congress passes sweeping telecoms bill
US Gives Honduras $1.75 Million for Police; Promises $200 Million for El Salvador, Guatemala and Central America
The Venezuelan Presidential Vote — What is the Probability That It Could Have Been Stolen?
Obama, visiting Mexico, shifts focus from drug war
Economy, security in spotlight as Obama heads to Costa Rica
Guatemalan Judge Reopens Genocide Trial of Rios Montt
Hundreds and hundreds of people turned out across the state this week for immigration reform. Not only did we have a great turnout but we also received tons of support from the community surrounding our vigils.
This movement cannot happen without your support so THANK YOU for coming out and standing up for immigrant families as we continue to work together for our communities. We know it’s coming but we want to make sure that all of our principles are respected and included in immigration reform.
It is up to us to ensure that Congress passes meaningful immigration reform that addresses our needs.
Save the date
June 30, 2012 = 2:00PM-3:00PM
World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park
5600 Clayton Ave, St Louis, MO
Immigration Vigil in Clayton May 1, 2013 script>
If you haven’t seen the great coverage from St Louis, check this out: http://kplr11.com/2013/05/01/supporters-of-immigration-reform-protest-in-clayton/
CLAYTON, MO. (KTVI) – On Wednesday hundreds showed up in downtown Clayton to make their voices heard. Local faith leaders,… Read More ›
Tell Sec. Kerry: Stop Pushing Anti-Worker, Anti-Union, Pro-Privatization Legislation in El Salvador! (click to sign the petition)
Action Alert – May 1, 2013
While thousands of people take to the streets for immigrant and workers’ rights in the US, 70,000+ Salvadorans and CISPES delegates are marching in honor of May Day, International Workers Day, to stop Washington’s latest economic disaster from plowing through the Salvadoran legislature. The sweeping privatization legislation known as the Public-Private Partnership Law (“P3 Law”) – vigorously pushed by the US Ambassador to El Salvador - proposes to sell off the country’s public water, healthcare, education, ports and highways to the highest transnational bidder. Continue reading
“Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013″
S744 Immigration Bill (link to the bill)
136230105-Outline-of-the-Border-Security-Economic-Opportunity-and-Immigration-Modernization-Act-of-2013(1) (summary of the bill)
SUMMARY & ANALYSIS Continue reading