A huge hurdle was crossed with the comprehensive immigration reform bill passing the Senate late last month.
The next step, and one that’s sure to be more difficult is the conservative-leaning House of Representatives.
House GOP leadership is set to conduct a closed-door meeting this Wednesday to discuss immigration reform, which could help clear up how the House will move forward on the matter.
House Speaker John Boehner has already said that he won’t allow a vote on the Senate bill, and the House would work on its own piecemeal legislation at its own pace.
The outcome of this meeting could determine what happens next in the push for immigration reform.
It’s imperative that Long Islanders reach out to Peter King to let him know that we want immigration reform.
If you’re in King’s district, dial 877-848-8289. Otherwise, dial 866-940-2439 to be connected with your local Representative.
Here are sample scripts in English and in Spanish:
“I am from the (town/village/hamlet) of ___________, and I urge the Representative to support comprehensive immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship and reunites families. I urge the Representative to OPPOSE bills like the SAFE Act, Border Security Results Act, Agricultural Guestworker Act, and SKILLS Visas Act. These are not real reforms to our immigration system. We need immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship and reunites separated families.”
“Yo pertenezco al pueblo de _________ y quisiera exigir que Representante King apoyela reforma migratoria integral con camino a la ciudadanía y la unión de nuestras familias. También quiero que el congresista King se OPONGA a las siguientes legislaciones: SAFE Act, Border Security Results Act, Agricultural Guestworker Act, and SKILLS Visas Act. Estas no son reformas reales para ayudar a nuestro sistema migratorio roto. Nuestras comunidades necesitan una reforma migratoria integral con camino a la ciudadanía y que una a nuestras familias.”
You can also contact King via Twitter @RepPeteKing. Here are some sample tweets you can use.
.@RepPeteKing don’t let #immigration reform go to pieces! Support #CIR on July 10 #TimeIsNow
.@RepPeteKing #Immigrant families need you to support #CIR! #TimeIsNow #familyunity
.@RepPeteKing I live on Long Island and I support comprehensive #immigration reform! #cirnow