Target: U.S. House of Representatives
Goal: Give undocumented immigrants a chance at citizenship
President Obama has made it a top priority to pass immigration reform during his second term. He has had a difficult time getting important pieces of legislation passed through the House of Representatives because of the Republican majority. The new immigration bill would help many immigrants obtain citizenship.
The new immigration bill has bipartisan support and will be passed in the Senate before the Fourth of July. The Senate recently voted to end a filibuster on the bill, so the passage of the bill is secured in the Senate. After the Fourth of July recess, the bill will go to the House of Representatives, where the passage is not secure. During the Obama Administration the House has been the end of most bills that were trying to be passed. Now the House could potentially end the bill that would help so many immigrants.
Immigrants deserve the right to obtain citizenship, but the conservatives in the House may be too committed to their political party to do what is right and vote to pass the bill. Members of the Tea Party are especially opposed to the bill. Some Republicans are now supporting immigration reform when they did not in the past because they want to reach out to the Latino community for election purposes. House Speaker John Boehner has a lot of power when it comes to the bill’s success. In some ways, it is up to him to get members of his own party to consider the bill.
After the House of Representatives returns from the Fourth of July break, they will be deciding on the immigration bill. The House has been in the way of other major bills becoming law during this administration; don’t let this be another bill that is killed. Urge the House to pass the immigration bill by signing the petition below.
Dear U.S. House of Representatives,
Many immigrants are currently facing challenges obtaining citizenship. The new immigration bill that is being passed in the Senate will help these immigrants find the path to citizenship. Many republicans in the House are opposed to this bill because they are more loyal to their party than they are to doing the right thing.
Members of the House of Representatives have stopped many laws that had potential to help this country just because they are opposed to the Obama Administration. This bill is not about the Obama Administration, it is about fairness.
Immigration reform is supported by both Democrats and Republicans. It is up to the House of Representatives whether this reform will become law when Congress reconvenes after the Fourth of July. This is a bipartisan issue and it is about time that immigrants have a path to citizenship.
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