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Hundreds of Calls For Humane Border Policy Later...We're Moving Forward!


Following a burst of legislative activity leading up to the Memorial Day recess, the Senate Judiciary Committee moved the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill a few paces forward through a 13 to 5 vote to advance the bill to the Senate floor for consideration.  Senate leaders have announced that debate on the bill will start as early as next week with the goal of passing it by the 4th of July, although CIR’s path in the House is less clear.

Thanks to the tireless work of advocates across the country like you, some of the worst amendments were rejected by senators in the Judiciary Committee markup process, and senators voted to support  several small, yet meaningful, measures to improve the bill, including a modified version of an amendment put forward by Sen. Coons (D-DE) to limit dangerous deportation practices.

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Secretary Kerry: What is Going on in Honduras?

It has been four years since the coup in Honduras, and human rights activists are STILL facing threats and assassinations. The eruption of violence since then has reached new levels as the Honduran police have been accused of participating in extrajudicial killings, the same police agents that receive aid and training from the U.S. government. 

Take action today to end U.S. support of violence and push for justice in Honduras! 

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5 Days for the Cuban Five Events Start May 30th!

The LAWG Cuba Team wanted to let you know about a great series events that will take place here in Washington, DC sponsored by the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five.

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URGENT: Take Five Minutes for Humane Border and Immigration Policy!

May 9th marks the first day that the Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering amendments on the bipartisan immigration bill, S. 744.  They will start considering amendments on the bill's border provisions. Judiciary committee members need to hear from people of conscience from across the country - not just those who live in their states - about how these amendments will impact our communities.
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Please call 1-866-940-2439* to speak with a Judiciary Committee member. It will only take five minutes! For a list of Judiciary Committee members, click here. Below is a sample script you can use. For more information on these amendments, click here. 

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Update on Cuba Travel: We Gathered 59 Signatures

We’re 59 strong!

Due to your action/emails/phone calls we have 59 signatures from House representatives urging President Obama to support travel to Cuba by granting general licenses for ALL current categories of travel. 

By eliminating the laborious license application process, especially for people-to-people groups, that is managed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the majority of the bureaucratic red tape that holds up licensable travel to Cuba would disappear and actually facilitate what the President wanted to see in 2011, liberalized travel regulations. 

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Colombia Calls on Us; Become an Acompañante


Time sure flies by. You and the LAWG Colombia team have had no time to rest, but when your goals to change U.S.-Colombia policy are as lofty as ours, we don’t have time to pause.

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What can You do to Support Peace in Colombia?

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We have made an impact.

But we still need your help in driving our message home so that our government supports the peace process in Colombia, with truth and justice.  You did a great job in helping get Congress on board to support the peace process as 62 representatives have signed the congressional Dear Colleague letter. Now we need your help so that President Obama hears our call for peace. 

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