Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

This petition will be delivered to:

U.S. House of Representatives
Illinois-13
Rep. Rodney Davis

Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    1. Petition by

      CU Immigration Forum

The Illinois Coaltion for Immigrant and Refugee Rights AND The Korean American Resource & Cultural Center AND Illinois People's Action AND the Champaign Urbana Immigration Forum are calling on representative Rodney Davis to vote Yes! for Comprehensive Immigration WITH a Pathway to Citizenship!

Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) will:
- Provide a pathway to citizenship and keep families together
- Does not make a 'pathway' contingent upon 'securing the border'
- Does not waste tax dollars on criminalizing immigrants and securing the border
- Alleviates the backlog of immigration cases by reforming the immigration system
- Respect workers' rights and protect people who are vulnerable, particularly women and children

To:
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Rodney Davis, Illinois-13
Dear Congressman Davis,

I urge you to support the passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Marches for Dignity and Respect around the U.S. in October

      LOCAL:
      Event: Decatur Press Conference and Rally
      Date/Time: October 4th, 11:00 am
      Address: 243 S Waters St; Time and Location may change
      Organization: Illinois People's Action
      Main Point of Contact: Jen Carillo; jennjcarrillo@gmail.com; 847-826-3001
      Description: Join us in sending off the pilgrims on their journey to Taylorville. Visit www.ilinoispeoplesaction.org/pilgrimage OR call 309 827 9627 for more information.

      Events

      March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect / Marcha por La Dignidad y El Respeto De Los Inmigrantes

    2. CIR STILL NEEDS OUR SUPPORT!!

      White House preps fall immigration push

      The White House is getting ready to launch a major fall blitz for immigration reform - this time, one that appears to be more about partisanship than partnership with Republicans. While Washington may be consumed in the latest continuing resolution crisis and debt ceiling drama, it’s also just days away from a massive new push on an issue...

    3. We need YOU to mobilize your friends and family to SIGN

      We know everyone has a lot to read these days. Send people this INFOGRAPHIC, which sums up how difficult, frustrating, and unjust our current system is: http://visual.ly/what-part-legal-immigration-dont-you-understand

      What Part of Legal Immigration Don't you Understand?

      Click here to embed this graphic on your website This infographic describes the process for which family of american citizens, a permanent resident, and an illegal immigrant become U.S citizens. This infographic hopes to reveal how hard it is for people to gain citizenship in America.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. WHY COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM IS BI-PARTISAN

      ABC News, reporting on the handful of Republicans who have in recent days expressed their support for immigration reform including a path to citizenship or legal status, delivers this nugget:
      Both Webster and Shock say they would support a pathway as long as certain pre-conditions are met, bri...

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/08/1229756/-On-immigration-reform-the-math-is-simple-and-the-question-is-even-simpler

      Daily Kos

      ABC News, reporting on the handful of Republicans who have in recent days expressed their support for immigration reform including a path to citizenship or legal status, delivers this nugget: Both Webster and Shock say they would support a pathway as long as certain pre-conditions are met, bringing the total to 21 House Republicans in support of a measure to bring the 11 million undocumented out of the shadows and into legal status and citizenship.

    6. WE'VE REACHED 200! HELP US DOUBLE IT.

      LIE -- “The first action we must take is to secure our border.”
      TRUTH: Our borders have never been safer and more secure- crossings are at a 40-year low and Mexican immigration to the U.S. is net zero or less.
      LIE -- “Our open border incentivizes criminals to traffic humans … into America.”
      TRUTH: Our broken immigration system prevents people from finding legal ways to enter the country and that makes human trafficking profitable.
      LIE -- The Senate bill is “massive, complicated.”
      TRUTH: The Senate bill is shorter than Sarah Palin’s memoir.
      LIE -- “By working through small bills that fix targeted problems, we will ultimately solve the bigger problem in a way that is transparent and easy to
      understand.”
      TRUTH: Do you want to build a car piece by piece without an overall design? A comprehensive approach ensures that the pieces will all fit and work together.

    7. Illinois People's Action (IPA) to join online petition organizing!

      Illinois People's Action (IPA) is officially joining our online movement to get Davis to support CIR! We are so grateful and excited to have their support and help reaching our signature goal.

      http://www.illinoispeoplesaction.org/

    8. Gearing up for 200 signatures

      Folks, we're getting there. Let's keep the momentum! And if your friends are unsure of why this important, you can tell them this:

      "Latino Decisions has identified 44 GOP-held House seats in which Latino voters could influence the outcome of elections in 2014 and beyond. "

      http://www.latinodecisions.com/blog/2013/07/09/how-latino-voters-may-decide-control-of-the-u-s-house-of-representatives/

      How Latino Voters May Decide Control of the U.S. House of Representatives

      Despite growing popular support among non-Latinos both nationally and in key swing states in favor of immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, the conventional wisdom suggests that the bipartisan legislation that recently passed the Senate faces an uphill battle in the Republican controlled House of Representatives.

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. Nearing the 100 signature goal!

      We are nearing our first goal of garnering 100 signatures! This will almost 10 % of our signature goal of 1,022 signatures to send to Congressman Rodney Davis!

    11. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • maria saldana HARLINGEN, TX
      • 10 months ago

      This is a Nation of Immigrants... If Brotherhood can be here.. why not our Farmworkers, Thank a Farmworker today... without him, our plate goes empty.

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    • Ron Simkins URBANA, IL
      • 10 months ago

      We need to allow the many people who make us a better nation to have a quick and clear pathway to citizenship if they want it.

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    • Ann Abbott CHAMPAIGN, IL
      • 10 months ago

      I teach Spanish at the University of Illinois. My students and I see our local immigrants as rich resources for our community, not something to be feared. We also understand that human migration has a very long history and that it is multidirectional. Let's work with the flow of human movements, not against it. Please represent your constituents who don't want fear-based policies: support comprehensive immigration reform.

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    • Carmen Oliva CHICAGO, IL
      • 10 months ago

      All the immigrants I know are hard working people

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    • Deborah Lyman GLENVIEW, IL
      • 10 months ago

      We came from a family of immigrants that wanted to live in the United States and succeed here as well.

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