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Organizations Support the Safe, Orderly Legal Visas Enhancement (SOLVE) Act of 2004

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 04050473 (posted May. 4, 2004)"

May 4, 2004

Senator Edward Kennedy
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Representative Robert Menendez
2238 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Representative Luis Gutierrez
2367 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Senator Kennedy, Representative Menendez, and Representative Gutierrez:

The undersigned organizations write in support of the SOLVE Act of 2004, Safe, Orderly Legal Visas Enhancement Act of 2004. We applaud your leadership in introducing this measure, which will fix an unworkable and outdated system and make immigration safe, legal and orderly.

Your measure, if enacted, will reunite families, reward work, respect workers, reduce illegal immigration, and enhance our security. Your bill achieves these ends through:

  • An earned adjustment for people who work hard, pay taxes, and contribute to their communities;
  • New "break-the-mold" worker program; and
  • Family-backlog reduction.

We look forward to working with you to pass this much-needed legislation.

Sincerely,
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Arab American Institute
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO
Center for Community Change
Church World Service Immigration & Refugee Program
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
Laborers' International Union of North America
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
National Council of La Raza
National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
National Immigration Forum
National Immigration Law Center
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Organization of Chinese Americans
People For the American Way
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART)
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE!)
United Auto Workers
United Farm Workers of America
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)