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Fair & JustImmigration Reformin 2013

Presented by Sindy M. BenavidesDirector of Civic Engagement & Mobilization

League of United Latin American Citizens

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Background-Immigration Reform

Without a doubt, immigration is a galvanizing issue for the nation’s Hispanics, 75% of whom are United States citizens. The toxic rhetoric on immigration has affected us deeply, and that is why Latino voters last November generated a game-changing moment for this debate, giving us an opportunity to arrive at a solution.The historic Latino vote this past November has put us in the best position in decades to pass fair and just immigration reform, but to actually get a bill through Congress, we must contact our elected representatives and demand passage of comprehensive immigration reform this year.

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LULAC Immigration Reform Priorities

Pathway

to citizenship;

Reduce the backlog of individuals seeking residency or citizenship;

Reform the

visa system for issuing permanent and temporary visas for high-skilled & low-skilled workers

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Ensure strong worker protections are in place before any "guest worker" type provisions are considered,

Reunite American families by allowing a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to sponsor their same-sex

partner;

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Address our enforcement needs in a manner that is just, and consistent with our existing due process and civil rights laws.

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LULAC Campaign-Immigration Reform

30+ Townhalls across the countryLatinos United for Immigration Reform100+ in-district meetings in April/May100,000 signatures in support of immigration reformA grassroots mobilization campaign magnifying the voice of the community on Capitol Hill via online and phone bank efforts.

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Latinos Unitedfor Immigration Reform

Our PrinciplesAct NowMessage to President ObamaMessage to CongressTell us why you voted for Immigration ReformFor more information: www.LatinosUnited.org

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LULAC Campaign-Immigration Reform

A wave of in district meetings with Congressional Representatives during Easter Recess.30+ strategically organized immigration townhalls around the country to educate and mobilize the Latino community in support immigration reform. A commitment to ensure over 100,000 combined meetings, letters, emails, calls, faxes and tweets to overwhelm Congress with pro-immigration reform messaging in the next few months.

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Immigration Reform

Contacting Members of CongressMeetingsLettersEmailsCallsFaxesTweetsFacebook

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Take Action-Now!

5 ways that you can help move the debate forward:Call your 2 Senators and CongressmanSign our “I Voted for Immigration Reform” petitionGo online and email the President, Vice-President, and Congress at www.LatinosUnited.org Spread the word---we need to keep the movement going until we achieve immigration reform! Volunteer with LULAC!

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Take Action-Now!

More ways you can help:Register to Vote!Organize a townhall on your campus.Organize a phonebank with your networks.Organize in-district visits with your members of Congress.Spread the word---we need to keep the movement going until we achieve immigration reform!

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Contact

Sindy

M. Benavides

Director of Civic Engagement & Mobilization

League of United Latin American Citizens

202.833.6133

sbenavides@LULAC.org