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2007

Sign-On Letter to Congress Opposing H.R. 4088/S. 2368

12/4/2007
A sign-on letter from 55 national, and over 200 regional, state, and local organizations voicing their strong opposition to the Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act (H.R. 4088/S. 2368).
AILA Doc. No. 07120560

Sign-On Letter to Conference Committee Requesting No Funding for REAL ID Implementation

11/8/2007
A sign-on letter from over 60 civil rights and immigrant advocacy organizations urging the Conference Committee to ensure that there is no funding for implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005 in the final version of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, FY2008.
AILA Doc. No. 07110872

Letter from AILA to Speaker Nancy Pelosi Opposing the H-1B Fee Increase

10/31/2007
Letter from AILA President Kathleen Campbell Walker to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi outlining AILA’s opposition to the H-1B fee increase proposed in the Grassley-Sanders amendment to the Labor-HHS appropriations bill (H.R. 3043).
AILA Doc. No. 07103164

Sign-On Letter to Congress in Support of S. 988/H.R.1843

10/5/2007
Sign-on letter from over 500 businesses, and 100 national, state and regional organizations calling on the Senate and the House of Representatives to renew the relief provision for the H-2B visa program, the “Save Our Small and Seasonal Business Act of 2007” (S. 988/H.R.1843).
AILA Doc. No. 07101132

Sign-On Letter on Revised Immigration Detention Standards

9/27/2007
Sign-on letter from Sen. Kennedy (D-MA), Sen. Lieberman (I-CT), Rep. Lofgren (D-CA), and over 90 organizations and individuals, to Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Julie Myers requesting an opportunity to review and discuss the new immigration detention standards with ICE officials.
AILA Doc. No. 07100462

Letter to Speaker Pelosi on the Need for Immediate H-1B and EB Visa Reform

9/27/2007
Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), signed by AILA and other members of the Compete America coalition, on the need for H-1B and employment-based visa reform to be enacted this legislative session.
AILA Doc. No. 07092833

AgJOBS and DREAM Act Sign-On Letter

9/19/2007
A sign-on letter from over 70 national and 200 state labor, business, faith-based, civil rights, and immigrant advocacy organizations, calling on Congress to pass AgJOBS (S. 340 and H.R. 371) and the DREAM Act (S. 774 and H.R. 1275).
AILA Doc. No. 07092062

DREAM Act Sign-On Letter

9/19/2007
A sign-on letter from over 60 NGOs, unions, and religious organizations urging Senators to support the DREAM Act, which will likely be offered as an amendment to the Department of Defense authorization bill (H.R. 1585) this week.
AILA Doc. No. 07091963

Sign-On Letter Requesting Delayed Implementation of DHS “No Match” Regulation

8/27/2007
A sign-on letter from over 40 NGOs and business associations requesting DHS Secretary Chertoff and SSA Commissioner Astrue delay implementing the “Social Security No Match Letter” regulation which could take effect as early as September 4, 2007.
AILA Doc. No. 07082861

Sign-On Letter Against Funding for Real ID Act Implementation

7/27/2007
A sign-on letter from 90 NGOs, unions, and religious organizations urging members of Congress to vote against an amendment introduced by Senator Alexander (R-TN) to the DHS Appropriations bill (H.R. 2638) that would have made $300 million available to states to carry out the Real ID Act.
AILA Doc. No. 07072760

Sign-On Letter in Support of Levin-Brownback Amendment to S. 1639

6/27/2007
Sign-on letter from NGOs, including AILA, to members of the Senate in support of the Levin-Brownback amendment (division XX, p. 291) to S. 1639. The amendment would protect Iraqi refugees fleeing persecution based upon their membership in minority religious groups.
AILA Doc. No. 07062860

Letter in Support of Clinton-Hagel-Menendez Amendment

6/1/2007
Sign-on letter to members of the Senate urging support for the Clinton-Hagel-Menendez Amendment to the Senate CIR bill (S. 1348). This amendment would modify the “immediate relative” category for family-visa petitions to include minor children and spouses of legal permanent residents.
AILA Doc. No. 07060570

Letter in Support of Dodd Amendment on Parent Visas

6/5/2007
Sign-on letter to members of the Senate urging support for the Dodd Amendment (SA 1199) to the Senate CIR bill (S. 1348). This amendment would increase the number of immigrant visas for parents of U.S. citizens and increase the length of time parents can remain in the U.S. on temporary visas.
AILA Doc. No. 07060571

Letter in Support of Menendez-Hagel Amendment on Family Petition Cut-Off Date

6/5/2007
Sign-on letter to members of the Senate urging support for the Menendez-Hagel amendment (SA 1194) to the Senate CIR bill (S. 1348). This amendment would move the cut-off date for family-based immigrant petitions from May 1, 2005, to January 1, 2007.
AILA Doc. No. 07060572

Letter Opposing the Inhofe “English-Only” Amendment

6/5/2007
Sign-on letter to members of the Senate urging opposition to the Inhofe “English-only” amendment to the Senate CIR bill (S. 1348).
AILA Doc. No. 07060573

Letter in Support of Amendment to Sunset the Point System

6/5/2007
Sign-on letter to members of the Senate urging support for the Obama-Menendez amendment (SA 1202) to the Senate CIR bill (S. 1348). This amendment would sunset the merit-based point system after five years.
AILA Doc. No. 07060574

Sign-on Letter in Support of Family Reunification Amendment

5/24/2007
Sign-on letter from NGOs to members of the Senate in support of the Clinton-Hagel-Menendez Amendment. This amendment would to make changes to the “immediate relative” category for family-visa petitions to include minor children and spouses of legal permanent residents.
AILA Doc. No. 07052413

Compete America Letter to Congress Regarding H-1B and EB Visas

5/7/2007
Sign-on letter from Compete America, a coalition of corporations, educators, research institutions and trade associations, urging Congress to put an end to our nation’s growing crisis in highly-skilled immigration by fixing our broken H-1B visa and employment-based (EB) green card systems this year.
AILA Doc. No. 07051064

Sign-on Letter Urging Enactment of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

3/23/2007
Sign-on letter from over 300 organizations urging President Bush and Congress to enact workable comprehensive immigration reform. The letter briefly outlines principles for reform and clarifies the organizations’ support for a new worker visa program that provides an earned path to citizenship.
AILA Doc. No. 07032667

Letter Urging Support for the Restoration of Habeas Corpus Rights for Non-Citizen Detainees

3/8/2007
Sign-on letter from over 70 NGOs to Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnel (R-KY), and Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and John Boehner (R-OH), urging their support for legislation to restore the right of habeas corpus to non-citizens detained by the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 07030810
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