Urgent Action Alert!
Upcoming Battle Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation, And A Call for A National
Immigrant Solidarity Movement
An Call From National Immigrant
May 14, 2006
Next week will be a key moment in immigrant
rights/civil rights work.
Tomorrow evening (Monday, 5/15),
President Bush will deliver a prime time televised address, announcing the
deployment of National Guard troops to the U.S-Mexico border. Also at some point
in the next two weeks, U.S. Senate leaders are expected to approve parts of the
so-called compromise immigrant legislation (such as the HEGAL-MARTINEZ
This is a critical moment for the immigrant struggle.
Despite millions of people across the country on May 1st marching in the streets
for immigrant rights, the right wing anti-immigrant forces in Congress and
President Bush want to "talk tough on immigration."
brace ourselves for the ultimate showdown of the immigrant struggle soon, and we
should mobilize ourselves quickly to respond to the racist anti-immigrant
xenophobia that will go down.
We suggest organizing the following
1) A local press
conference, rally or vigil to denounce the racist anti-immigrant proposals from
Congress and the President.
2) Legislative actions, including
calling, writing and faxing your elected officials.
emergency community meeting to strategize rapid response to a possible
nationwide crackdown or attack on immigrants.
4) We are calling for
multi-ethnic, broad-based national mobilization on Memorial Day weekend
(5/27-29). Organize creative local actions against the possible passage of any
anti-immigrant legislation and further government-sponsored immigrant
We urge you to support the Nine
Points for Immigrant Rights, proposed by the Los Angeles March 25th
- No to the
anti-immigrant HR4437 and any other "copycat" legislation from Congress
to militarization of the border
- No to criminalization of immigrant
- No to the planned immigrant crackdown across the country
No to the guest worker program
- Yes to amnesty for undocumented
- Yes to immigrant family reunification
- Yes to a humane path
- Yes to labor rights and living wages for all
On May 1st, we showed the world that our
force, our strength and our voice cannot be silenced from this moment on!
This is the birth of a new civil rights movement for the 21st century, and we
will fight for our demands until we prevail.
Win! Together We'll Achieve Our Dreams!