4 Things You Can Do Right Now for Immigration Reform

By Guest Columnist Apr 10, 2009

Spring is in the air and The White House is feeling good. According to Senior Administration Officials, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country’s immigration system this year, including looking for a path for undocumented immigrants to become legal. The same officials also stated they will begin looking at comprehensive immigration reform as early as next month. As they say in sports "Let the games begin." Anti-immigrant groups across the country are already rallying phone calls, faxes and emails to President Obama, Senator Reid (Senate Majority Leader) and Representative Pelosi (House Majority Leader) to intimidate them and put a stop to reform. If you want to stand up alongside the twelve million undocumented immigrants in the country, you can take action right now. Here are four quick actions you can take today to make immigration reform a reality in 2009: CALL: Take one minute to call President Obama and thank him for moving immigration reform in 2009. – For English call: 866-584-3962 – For Spanish call: 866-583-2908 FAX: Take 2 minutes to fax Senator Reid and Speaker Pelosi to tell them to stand strong with President Obama and pass immigration reform in 2009.- Visit America’s Voice now to fax your message. TEXT: Join the Fair Immigration Reform Movement Mobile Action Network by texting "JUSTICE" or "JUSTICIA" to 69866 to get updates action alerts to help us win immigration reform in 2009. PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT:Sign on to support the values and principles of the Compact for Racial Justice."Because this is a culture war and not just a policy debate, we need to humanize immigrants–by refusing to use the word “illegal,” by not referring to them as aliens and by guaranteeing them full civil, cultural and labor rights–in short, human rights." by Alfredo Deavila