The 18 members of this committee are considering possible amendments to the bipartisan “Border
Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” that was
introduced a few weeks ago.
The amendment process is incredibly
important: it provides the opportunity to make improvements to the bill before
it goes to a vote, but it also provides an opportunity to introduce elements to
a carefully negotiated compromise bill that could cause bipartisan support to
be limited going forward.
If one of your senators is a member of this committee, I urge you to contact him/her and express your support for comprehensive immigration reform, and ask that it be wrapped up this coming summer for the sake of the millions of people who are adversely affected by current policies.
So many of our neighbors need the relief that strong reform would provide.