Lawmakers Challenged To Pass an Immigration Bill


President George W. Bush challenged lawmakers to pass an immigration bill the week of June 4 -10, 2007 even with pressure from both sides. Bush was working to get bipartisan support for the bill that would legalize millions of the undocumented, tighten border security and ensure that employers are hiring legal workers.
The bill features items that

would create a new points system prioritizing skills and education over the family in who comes into the country in the future.
Key senators from both political parties agreed on May 17th to a compromise in the Senate that has yet to be voted on. Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy, D-Mass. Told MSNBC that the bill would bring, “millions of people out of the shadows and into the sunshine of America.”
A cap approved by the Senate limits the number of immigrants that come into the country with the number being 200,000 per year. S.1348, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act will be debated this week in the Senate. To contact your two Senators, on why support or don’t support this bill, please call:

In Iowa:

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R),

Federal Office: (202) 224-3744
Local office 131 West 3rd Street Suite 180 Davenport, IA 52801.
Phone #: (563) 322-4331 Fax: (563) 322-8552

Sen. Tom Harkin (D)
Federal Office: (202) 224-3254
Local office 1606 Brady Street, Suite 323 Davenport, IA 52803.
Phone #: (563) 322-0417 Fax: (563) 322-0417

In Illinois:

Sen. Richard (Dick) Durbin (D),
Federal Office: (202) 224-2152
Closest Office: 30 S Dearborn St. STE 3892 Chicago, IL 60604-1483
Phone #: (312) 353-4952 Fax: (312) 353-0150

Sen. Barack Obama (D),
Federal Office: (202) 224-2854
Local Office: 1911 52nd Avenue Moline, IL 61265
Phone #: (309) 736-1217 Fax: (309) 736-1233

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