Friday, June 15, 2007

Senate Agrees to Bring Back Immigration Reform Bill


Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC)
Government Relations
615-216-6757 Office 952-216-5737 Fax


"The NAHCC commends Senators Reid, McConnell and the President for showing commitment and leadership by agreeing to revive the immigration reform bill. The critical issue of immigration reform impacts our nation's security, economic future, as well as the lives of millions of undocumented workers and their families.

A joint statement sent to our office by Senator Reid and Mc Connell states: "We met this evening(Thursday 14th) with several of the Senators involved in the immigration bill negotiations. Based on that discussion, the immigration bill will return to the Senate floor after completion of the energy bill."

As the leading Hispanic businesses organization in Nashville, we at the NAHCC are hopeful that our nation's leaders will agree to recognize the need for a realistic, workable immigration legislation that recognizes the labor needs of our country, the imperative need to secure borders, as well as the importance to remain open to international trade and business, Our country needs legislation that respects the rights of immigrant workers and their families.

Contacted this morning by our office both Senators expect the bill to be discussed as early as next week. This is a time in which we all, concerned citizens should exercise our right to tell our government to take inmediate action and set differences aside to pass comprehensive legislation that will bring a solution to an immigration problem that can not longer wait.

We encourage Congress to move forward with comprehensive immigration reform that protects our borders and acknowledges the rights of undocumented workers forced to live in the shadows. A realistic path to national security can be made possible if we approach the issue in a inclusive and embracing manner. The value and contributions made by immigrants to the cultural richness and diversity of this great nation are undeniable, their support and role once given the chance to a lawful presence in our country will lead them back to support and embrace our american values much in need of a unified effort in fighting common challenges".

On behalf of the NAHCC and the Board of Directors

Marc Walwyn

Luis Bustillos

Loraine Segovioa

Chalene Helmuth

Yuri Cunza

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Let your voice be heard! Call your Senators today

Call our representatives from Tennessee Senators Corker and Alexander and ask them to support the passing of workable legislation that will help resolve this problem once an for all. Ask your Senators to help pass a comprehensive reform bill next week that will keep families united, protect workers rights and respect due process. Ask them to pass an immigration reform that is fair.Many controversial amendments have both passed and failed, and this in turn has complicated the negotiations over the immigration bill. We need you to tell Congress to work past the problems and pass an immigration reform now.
Please call your Senators by using these TOLL FREE telephone numbers:

For instructions in English: 1-800-417-7666 For instructions in Spanish: 1-800-882-2005.
Lamar Alexander 202-224-4944
Bob Corker 202-224-3344

Tell our Senators:
We need immigration reform for our businesses, economy and communities. Please work past the problems, vote for sound immigration reform legislation next week, keep the process moving forward, keep our nation united.
This is a Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announcement. The NAHCC has joined national efforts in support of the passing of a Comprehensice Immigration Reform. To learn more about the NAHCC please visit us online at:

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