[nyfoil-l] March 2007 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest

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March 2007 National  Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest  
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February-March 2007 U.S.  Immigrant Alert! Newsletter 
Published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network  
Please read the Newsletter, download  URL: 
_http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/Newsletter/Feb-March07.pdf_ 
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New Congress, How  It’ll Affect (or Benefit) Our Immigrant Rights  Movement?

In This  Issue: 
1) May Day 2007 Call to Action! 
2) Forecast on 2007 Immigration  Reform 
3) Jan 29 NISN Congressional Meeting Report 
4) Immigration  News Briefs
5) Please Support NISN! 

Analysis: The ILRC Forecast on 2007  Immigration Reform 
Judith Golub, Executive Director, Immigrant Legal Resource  Center 

With the November mid-term elections behind us and the 110th  Congress 
convened, what is the prognosis for immigration reform? While it  would be an uphill 
fight, reform could be enacted this year, given both  the public's demand 
that Congress fix our nation's problems (and our  broken immigration system being 
one of the primary problems needing  attention) and some momentum remaining 
from last year's Congressional  debate. Both Democratic and Republican Senate 
leaders have prioritized  immigration reform. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid 
(D-NV) introduced  the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S. 9) on 
the very first  day of the 110th Congress and has reserved floor time to 
consider the  issue. This "placeholder" bill will be replaced most likely with a 
reform  package negotiated by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and John McCain  
(R-AZ). Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has acknowledged  
that immigration is a pressing concern needing to be addressed. On the  House 
side, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who is poised to become  Chair of the 
House Immigration Subcommittee, wants to produce "a practical  and bipartisan 
bill that gets broad support" and believes that "if  everybody can lower their 
voice, just stop yelling and go through the  issues one by one, that we can 
come to consensus." However, a determined  opposition led by Senate and House 
Republicans are expected to put  roadblocks in the way of reform. In contrast, 
President Bush in his State  of the Union address underscored the fact that 
"convictions run deep in  this Capitol when it comes to immigration. Let us have a 
serious, civil,  and conclusive debate - so that you can pass, and I can 
sign,  comprehensive immigration reform into law." 
But what kind of reform remains the question, as does whether there  will be 
reform at all - given the "convictions that run deep." While the  following 
does not exhaust the possibilities, below are four  scenarios: 
o The "good enough" scenario in which a measure passes that includes  both 
hard pills to swallow and significant positives and can be  implemented. This 
will be a very uphill fight; 
o The "get done what we can" scenario in which, due to time constraints  and 
other roadblocks, a smaller scale package passes (that includes AgJobs  and 
DREAM Act and other measures along with some enforcement provisions)  that has 
sufficient Congressional support and will provide the foundation  for future 
reform; 
o The "not good enough" scenario in which a measure passes that does  not 
depart significantly from last year's Senate-passed bill, S. 2611,  should be 
opposed on its merits and cannot be implemented; and 
o The "crash" scenario in which too many constraints, conflicts, and  
roadblocks stand in the way so that Congress fails to address reform this  year..... 
To read more, please download the  newsletter: 
_http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/Newsletter/Feb-March07.pdf_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/Newsletter/Feb-March07.pdf)    
 
May Day 2007: Call to  Action!
National Mobilization to Support Immigrant  Workers!
A national day of multi-ethnic unity with  youth, labor, peace and justice 
communities in solidarity with  immigrant workers and building new civil rights  
movement!
_http://www.MayDay2007.org_ (http://www.mayday2007.org/)  
1) No to anti-immigrant legislation, and the  criminalization of the 
immigrant communities.
2) No to  militarization of the border.
3) No to the immigrant detention  and deportation.
4) No to the guest worker program.
5) No to  employer sanction and "no match" letters.
6) Yes to a path to  citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
7) Yes to speedy family  reunification.
8) Yes to civil rights and humane immigration  law.
9) Yes to labor rights and living wages for all  workers.
10) Yes to the DREAM Act and LGBT immigrant  legislation. 
Upcoming Actions:

March  - April: Local May Day Organizing Conferences
Mid-April: National  Call-In/Washington D.C. Congressional Lobby Day
May Day 2007:  National Day of Mobilization
July 27-29: 2nd Annual National  Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference, 
Richmond,  VA. 
_Endorse  the Call_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/MayDay2007/endorsement.html)  | _Join the  Mailing List_ 
(http://lists.riseup.net/www/subrequest/mayday2007)  | _Support  the May Day 2007 Organzing!_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/MayDay2007/donation.html)  
_Download  Flyer_ (http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/MayDay2007/flyer.html) 

Immigrant Legislative  Updates 
2/25: Citizenship requests soar  before changes 
Citizenship applications are  skyrocketing in Southern California and across 
the nation, as green card  holders rush to avoid a proposed fee increase, a 
revised civics test and  possible changes in immigration law >> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&repor
t=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0762)  
2/23: Urge Congress to Support Hate  Crimes Prevention Act 
This legislation brings much needed  uniformity to federal hate crime laws 
and reflects the growing support for  stronger hate crime legislation on the 
state level. State and federal  governments should not tolerate any form of 
bias-motivated violence  >> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0758)  
2/22: ‘Immigrants Bring Crime’ Is a  Myth 
Government and academic studies prove  decisively that the common belief that 
immigrants, especially undocumented  ones, bring criminality is based on a 
big lie >> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0759)  

Jan 29, 2007 Washigton D.C.  Congressional Lobby
and National Call-In Day for Immigrant  Rights 
Organized by:  National Immigrant Solidarity Network 
On Monday, January 29, a group of us,  representatives from San Francisco La 
Raza Legal Centro, National  Organization of Women, veterans and I met with 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's  staff on immigration and present our open letter and 
exchanges ideas on  the immigration issues. In addition, thank you for everyone 
who had  visited and call your representatives at the Call-In day, at dozen 
states.  >> _Read  the Congressional Lobby Day Report_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/MayDay2007/Jan2907lobbyday-report.html)  

_More  Details_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/MayDay2007/Jan2907lobbyday.html)  |  _More  Information About the Open Letter_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/MayDay2007/openletter12907.html)  | _Endorse  the Letter_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/MayDay2007/openletterendorsement.html)  

For more latest Immigration  Legislation Updates, Please visit: _Immigration  
Legislation Watch_ (http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/legislation.html)   
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Detention and Deportation  News 

2/25: Al Jazeera TV cameraman among  detainees at Guantanamo 
A TV cameraman is getting an inside view  of life at Guantanamo Bay prison, 
only he is unable to get out and tell  the story >> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&report=SingleArt
icle&ArticleID=0761)  
2/23: Military Commissions Act Headed  For Supreme Court 
Following an appeals court's divided  decision upholding the 
constitutionality of the Military Commissions Act,  opponents of the measure are racing the 
clock to file an appeal to the US  Supreme Court and have it heard during the 
court's current term >>  _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0756)  
2/23: LIRS Report Reveals  Mistreatment of Detained Immigrant Families 
A report released Feb. 22 details  "disturbing" conditions at the two U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security  (DHS) facilities which house families 
undergoing immigration proceedings  >> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0755) 
 
2/22 Alert! Immigration raids sweep  through SoCal eateries! 
In a nationwide sweep across 17 states and the  District of Columbia, 
immigration officials descended on popular eateries  like Hard Rock Café and Planet 
Hollywood, arrested almost 200 undocumented  immigrants working for a 
janitorial company and filed criminal charges  against its top three officials. >> 
_Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0750)  
2/20: DOJ audit found anti-terror  case data flawed  
Federal prosecutors counted immigration  violations, marriage fraud and drug 
trafficking among anti-terror cases in  the four years after 9/11 even though 
no evidence linked them to terror  activity, a Justice Department audit said 
>> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0747)  
1/23 Santa Ana, CA: 761 immigrants  reported arrested in Southern California 
sweep 
Federal officials said Tuesday they  arrested more than 750 undocumented 
immigrants over the past week in the  Los Angeles metropolitan area in what they 
described as one of the biggest  such sweeps in U.S. history >> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&repo
rt=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0709)  
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More News  From The Detention News_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/detention.html)   
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Minutemen  Watch 
2/22 New York, NY: Report from NYU  Counter College Republicans’ “Find the 
Illegal Immigrant”  event 
Hundreds of other New York University (NYU)  students, their allies, and NYU 
IMC contributors to protest the College  Republicans’ “Find the Illegal 
Immigrant” event >> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0751)  
Feb 6: Klan growing, fed by  anti-immigrant feelings, report says 
Ku Klux Klan rebounding by exploiting  hot-button issues, report says; Klan 
uses, stirs up anti-immigrant  sentiments, says Anti-Defamation League; Hate 
group watchdog says Klan  chapters grew 63% between 2000 and 2005; ADL says Klan 
cooperating with  other extremist groups more than before >> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/cgi-bin/datacgi/database.cgi?file=Issues&repor
t=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0726) 

2/16 Redwood City, CA: Last Minute  annoucement of Minutemen rally in 
Saturday in Redwood City 
A Bay Area chapter of the Minutemen, lead the  rally in support of the U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement  operation, which has netted several 
immigrants in the area. >> _Read  More_ 
(http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/02/16/18364569.php)  
2/11 Los Angeles, CA: Minutemen  Stumble, ANSWER Steps Up

[LA IMC] ANSWER-LA led a small crew of  fifteen, with banners, signs, and a 
blaring loudspeaker packed in a  shopping cart, south down Argyle and across 
Hollywood Boulevard into a sea  of forty minutemen. Half an hour later, the 
minutemen, amassed from across  southern California, retreated to join their 
fellows on the southeast  corner, pushed back by the growing crowd of protesters. 

Full reports with photos: _Minutemen Stumble,  ANSWER Steps Up_ 
(http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/02/193256.php)  by Leslie Radford | | 
_Minutemen in  Tinseltown_ (http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/02/193278.php)  
by Cliff Olin | | _Anti-Immigrant  Minutemen Defeated in Hollywood_ 
(http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/02/193288.php)  by ANSWER Coalition-LA 
Photos: _minutemen_ (http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/02/193221.php)  | |  
_more minutemen_ (http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/02/193225.php)   All by go 
vegan | | _Minutemen  in Hollywood_ 
(http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/02/193266.php/?theme=1)  by Marcus

For  More News About the Minutemen, please visit _Minutemen Watch_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/Campaigns/Minutemen.htm)  




Please read the Newsletter, download  URL: 
_http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/Newsletter/Feb-March07.pdf_ 
(http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/Newsletter/Feb-March07.pdf)  

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