Pass the Immigration Reform Bill

Immigration Reform Now!

As one of your constituents, I am writing to ask you to support the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (CIR ASAP), introduced by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) in the House.

It is long past time for the passage of a bill of this kind. Our immigration system is broken; it destroys families, weakens our economy, and treats hard-working people who want the chance to contribute as citizen like criminals.

Amongst other positive steps, the bill would help families stay together, address inhumane detention center conditions, protect workers who assert their rights from employer attacks, and provide a realistic pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, while improving border security. CIR ASAP would also keep businesses from violating labor laws and paying undocumented immigrants unfair wages, which has earned it union backing from the AFL CIO, SEIU, and UFCW.

Pro-family, pro-workers, pro-human rights, pro-national security. Please lend your support to comprehensive immigration reform today, and demonstrate that these are the values you stand for.