Thursday, April 16, 2009

AAJC ACTION ALERT: Thank the President NOW for His Commitment to Immigration Reform!


April 9, 2009

Thank the President NOW for His Commitment to Immigration Reform!
The front page of today’s New York Times featured a clear and promising message: the Obama administration intends to address the country’s broken immigration system this year. The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and its affiliates – the Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco, Calif.), Asian American Institute (Chicago, Ill.), and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (Los Angeles, Calif.) – thank President Obama for his commitment to ensuring that reform of our nation’s broken immigration system will be a priority in 2009.

Immigration reform is critical for not just the Asian American community, but for all Americans. Countless families in our communities are waiting in desperation for a quick resolution to long and painful family immigration backlogs that have kept some immigrants from their closest relatives abroad for years, even decades. And at this time of economic uncertainty, comprehensive immigration reform is needed more urgently than ever to regularize status for those who are already working hard and paying taxes.

The White House is facing strong opposition from anti-immigrant groups who decry any attempt at comprehensive immigration reform during the current economic climate. We need your help to counter this opposition.

There are three actions you can do TODAY to show that the Asian American community stands strong on comprehensive immigration reform this year:

• CALL: President Obama and thank him for moving immigration reform in 2009. Call 866-584-3962.
• FAX: Senator Reid and Speaker Pelosi to urge them to support President Obama and pass immigration reform in 2009. To send your fax, go to
• TEXT: Join the FIRM (Fair Immigration Reform Movement) Mobile Action Network by texting “Justice” to 69866 to get updates on May 1 actions and future action alerts to help us win immigration reform this year.

Once you have made your own voice heard, please widely forward this message and encourage others to do the same.

Thank you for your effort and support!

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