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  • Sign-On Letter to Members of Congress Opposing the Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act (H.R. 4088/S. 2368) (12/5/2007)
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07120560.
  • Sign-On Letter to Conference Committee Requesting No Funding for REAL ID Implementation(25 KB - 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, FY 2008. AILA Doc. No. 07110872.
    AILA Doc. No. 07110872.
  • Letter from AILA President Kathleen Campbell Walker to Speaker of the House 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07103164.
  • Sign-On Letter to Congress in Support of the Save Our Small and Seasonal Business Act (988/H.R.1843) (10/11/2007)
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07101132.
  • Sign-On Letter to Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Julie Myers on the Revised Immigration Detention Standards(14 KB - 10/4/2007)
    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 for community organizations to review and discuss the new immigration detention standards with ICE officials. AILA Doc. No. 07100462.
    AILA Doc. No. 07100462.
  • Letter to Speaker Pelosi on the Need for Immediate H-1B & EB Visa Reform(71 KB - 9/28/2007)
    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 EB visa reform to be enacted this legislative session. AILA Doc. No. 07092833.
    AILA Doc. No. 07092833.
  • Sign-On Letter from faith-based organizations in opposition to Immigration Enforcement and Border Security Act (S. 1984)(22 KB - 9/21/2007)
    A sign-on letter from a diverse array of faith-based organizations, expressing their united opposition to the Immigration Enforcement and Border Security Act of 2007 (S.1984). The bill was introduced by Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) on 8/2/07, and contains a series of harsh border control, interior enforcement and worksite enforcement provisions. AILA Doc. No. 07092165.
    AILA Doc. No. 07092165.
  • AgJOBS and DREAM Act Sign-On Letter(72 KB - 9/20/2007)
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07092062.
  • DREAM Act Sign-On Letter(85 KB - 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07091963.
  • Sign-On Letter Requesting Delayed Implementation of DHS “No Match” Regulation (Updated 9/11/07)(68 KB - 8/28/2007)
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07082861.
  • Sign-On Letter Against Funding for Real ID Act Implementation(47 KB - 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07072760.
  • Sign-On Letter in Support of Levin-Brownback Amendment to S. 1639 (6/28/2007)
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07062860.
  • Letter in Support of Clinton-Hagel-Menendez Amendment(14 KB - 6/5/2007)
    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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07060570.
  • Letter in Support of Dodd Amendment on Parent Visas(22 KB - 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07060571.
  • Letter in Support of Menendez-Hagel Amendment on Family Petition Cut-Off Date(65 KB - 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07060572.
  • Letter Opposing the Inhofe “English-Only” Amendment(14 KB - 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07060573.
  • Letter in Support of the Obama-Menendez Amendment to Sunset the Point System(10 KB - 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07060574.
  • Sign-on Letter in Support of Family Reunification Amendment(12 KB - 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07052413.
  • Compete America Letter to Congress Regarding H-1B and EB Visas(73 KB - 5/10/2007)
    Sign-on letter from Compete America, a coalition of corporations, educators, research institutions and trade associations (including AILA), 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07051064.
  • Sign-on Letter Urging Enactment of Comprehensive Immigration Reform(99 KB - 3/26/2007)
    Sign-on letter from over 300 NGOs, unions, and religious organizations urging President Bush and members of Congress to enact workable comprehensive immigration reform this year. 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.
    AILA Doc. No. 07032667.
  • Letter Urging Support for the Restoration of Habeas Corpus Rights for Non-Citizen Detainees(16 KB - 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
    AILA Doc. No. 07030810.
 
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