Umm okay... how come nobody told me about this?
HR 4437 Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act (sounds disasterous just by the name) was passed by the house in December and is currently in the Senate.
Here are a few tidbits on HR 4437:
-Reduces LEGAL immigration by eliminating the visa lottery which allows 50,000 people a year apply for visas
-Adds 700 miles of fencing at the US-Mexico border
-Makes it a federal aggravated felony to be in the U.S. without proper documentation. This would make it nearly impossible for people to obtain immigration relief
-Criminalizes teachers, hospitals, social workers, clergy, and basically ANYONE who assists undocumented immigrants.
Dianne Feinstein is on the Senate's Immigration Subcommittee, let her know what you think:
San Francisco office: (415) 393-0707
Washington, D.C. office: (202) 224-3841
San Francisco office: (415) 393-0710
Washington, D.C. office: (202) 228-3954
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