This week, members of Congress will be back in Washington, D.C., from
spring recess to continue working on an immigration proposal that
addresses the needs of all workers and families.
At the center of the debate are the 11 million undocumented
immigrants – workers, parents, and students among them – living in the
United States, contributing to our society every day. A comprehensive
fix to the nation’s broken system must include a clear pathway to
citizenship so that immigrants who have made this country their home can
come out of the shadows and participate fully in American society.
Tens of thousands of immigrant rights activists are rallying in
Washington, D.C., to demand reform that starts with a roadmap to
citizenship. Can we count on you to join in?
The time is now to fix our broken immigration system.
No More Waiting on Washington. This week, we rally!
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to urge you to support an earned pathway to citizenship in any comprehensive immigration reform bill. There are 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States who have many of the values and characteristics of people in our state.
An earned pathway to full citizenship is essential to a comprehensive immigration reform bill and will provide an opportunity for the 11 million aspiring Americans to further contribute to the American economy and share the responsibilities of citizenship. Millions of new Americans courageously risk their welfare to seek freedom and opportunity in the United States. So many hide in the shadows as they wait on Washington to develop an immigration process that provides for safety, ensures freedom, and creates opportunity for everyone especially women and families. America's immigration system must be flexible and responsive to meet the needs of American businesses to ensure our economic security--both in times of prosperity and recession. But such reforms cannot be made at the expense of the family immigration system or at the expense of immigrant or citizen workers either.The time is now for Congress to introduce an immigration reform bill that addresses the needs of women and families. Can I count on you to support an earned pathway to citizenship in any comprehensive immigration reform bill?
The time is now.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]