The White House: Immigration

U.S. Senate Committee on Judiciary - Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship
U.S. House Committee on Judiciary - Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims
Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus (Rep. Tom Tancredo, Chair)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Department of Homeland Security)
"the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is responsible for identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities in the nationís border, economic, transportation and infrastructure security."
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (Department of Homeland Security)
"responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services policies and priorities."

Center for Immigration Studies
" independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States...  It is the Center's mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Center is animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted."

American Immigration Law Foundation
"dedicated to increasing public understanding of immigration law and policy and the value of immigration to American society; to promoting public service and excellence in the practice of immigration law; and to advancing fundamental fairness and due process under the law for immigrants."  Immigration Policy Center

Migration Policy Institute
"an independent non-partisan, non-profit think-tank dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide."

Federation for American Immigration Reform
"FAIR seeks to improve border security, to stop illegal immigration, and to promote immigration levels consistent with the national interestómore traditional rates of about 300,000 a year."

Numbers USA
"on-line action tool to limit U.S. overpopulation and over immigration"
"A Minuteman believes in a strong, safe and secure America that begins with borders open only to those who have a legal right to enter, and who have met all the lawful criteria to cross into our territory established by the sovereign American people.  Minutemen vow to use every legal means at our disposal to assist law enforcement authorities in identifying and apprehending those who violate our borders, whether they are illegally trafficking people, weapons, arms, property, sexual slaves or any other contraband."

Let Freedom Ring's
"promoting a state-of-the-art border fence between the U.S. and Mexico."

You Don't Speak for Me
...formed May 1, 2006 "a new national coalition of American Hispanics that supports immigration enforcement"

National Immigration Forum
"The mission of the National Immigration Forum is to embrace and uphold Americaís tradition as a nation of immigrants. The Forum advocates and builds support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and are fair and supportive to newcomers in the United States."

Fair Immigration Reform Movement (a project of the Center for Community Change)
"FIRM broadens the framework of immigration and immigrant rights to include an anti-poverty agenda. The coalition consists of organizing networks, statewide immigrant rights coalitions, and faith-based and low-income groups."

National White Ribbon Campaign for Dialogue
"...the goal of achieving a thoughtful, rational, and respectful debate on the complex issue of immigration reform which leads the country toward solutions rather than further division and frustration."

New American Opportunity Campaign
"The Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CCIR) is a new collaborative developed by national and local community, immigrant, labor and policy leaders in 2004.  Based in Washington, DC, the mission and central purpose of the CCIR is to pass progressive comprehensive immigration reform."  [May 2006 website lists 11 groups: Asian American Justice Center, Center for Community Change, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights, National Council of La Raza, National Immigration Forum, New York Immigration Coalition, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE!, and United Food and Commercial Workers]. The New American Opportunity Campaign is the coalition's "campaign for comprehensive immigration reform powered by strategic, coordinated activities by immigrant advocacy, grassroots, religious and labor organizations."

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
"...dedicated to promote the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.In partnership with our member organizations, the Coalition educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and, informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees."

The Heritage Foundation: Immigration, Citizenship and Border Security

Library of Congress-American Memory: Immigration

Global Commission on International Migration

Sept. 7, 2006--Immigrant rights rally.
May 17, 2006--Lobbying (a) and immigrant rights mass rally and march (b).
May 12, 2006--Minutemen rally after cross country caravan.
May 1, 2006--"You Don't Speak for Me" press conference.
April 16, 2006--Former Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks on "Ending the Dishonesty: The Way Forward on Border Control and Patriotic Immigration."
April 10, 2006--"National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice" rally for comprehensive immigration reform.
April 4, 2006--Announcing the May 1 "The Great American Boycott 2006."
April 4, 2006--Immigration summit at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 16th Annual Legislative Conference.
Feb. 8, 2006--Rally on immigration organized by the Minuteman Project.

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