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Thursday, February 28, 2008

ALERT: Tell Congress to Oppose the SAVE Act

Call Your Representatives TODAY and demand that they reject the SAVE Act!

Pressure is mounting in the Democratic-led House of Representatives to act on the SAVE Act (HR 4088), an enforcement and deportation-only bill introduced and sponsored by more than 140 Democratic and Republican opponents of humane immigration reform.

Don’t let hate speech and cynical election year politics hijack opportunities for real reform. America needs rational, workable and humane immigration laws. Make sure your voice gets heard!

Call the Capitol Switchboard today at 202-225-3121 to reach your Representative.

If you are an Oregon Resident use the contact information below for your Representative:

Representative Earl Blumenauer
Oregon: (503) 231-2300
D.C.: (202) 225-4811
FAX: (503) 230-5413

Representative Peter DeFazio
Oregon: (800) 944-9603
D.C.: (202) 225-6416

Representative Darlene Hooley
Oregon: (503) 588-9100
D.C.: (202) 225-5711
FAX: (202) 225-5699

Representative Greg Walden
Oregon: (800) 533-3303
D.C.: (202) 225-6730
FAX: (202) 225-5774

Representative David Wu
Oregon: (800) 422-4003
D.C. (202) 225-0855
FAX: 503-326-5066

What would the SAVE Act do?

  • It would require more than six million employers to verify the work status of more than 130 million workers within four years, regardless of their status, using a federal database already known to have an unacceptably high error rate.
  • It would make it easier for the government to put religious and humanitarian workers behind bars for so-called "alien smuggling."
  • In a half-baked attempt to address our immigration crisis, the bill would throw more resources toward ineffective border and interior enforcement rather than offer a comprehensive solution.

We need leaders who will tackle the tough issues and solve a complicated problem intelligently, not offer false promises and empty rhetoric like the SAVE Act.

The SAVE Act amounts to a Democratic Sensenbrenner Bill. It represents a failure in leadership and a cynically motivated attack on immigrant families.

Who supports the SAVE Act?

The chief co-sponsors of the SAVE Act are Rep. Heath Shuler (D-North Carolina) and Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-California). Rep. Bilbray leads the House Immigration Reform Caucus and is a former lobbyist of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, an anti-immigration organization recognized as a hate group by mainstream civil rights and research organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center.

For a list of co-sponsors on the SAVE Act, go to:


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