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Friday, December 16, 2005

Are Undocumented Irish Workers Felons?

(Poster's Note: In my opinion, making unlawful presence an aggravated felony is draconian. An aggravated felony is defined as: Murder, any illicit trafficking in any controlled substance, including any drug trafficking crime, or any illicit trafficking in any firearms or destructive devices, any offense described in section 1956 of title 18 (relating to laundering of monetary instruments), or any crime of violence (not including a purely political offense) for which the term of imprisonment imposed is at least 5 years, or any attempt or conspiracy to commit any such act. That is not the equivalent of unlawful presence. Jay) Do You Think Undocumented Irish Waitresses And Construction Workers Are Felons? Rep. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) Does. He has introduced a bill which would make the crime of unlawful presence an aggravated felony, meaning the entire undocumented population, including 1.6 million children, would be permanently barred from the U.S. The House will likely vote on this bill on Thursday, December 15. It is very important for us to mobilize before Thursday so please take action today! Tell your local representative that you are opposed to Sensenbrenner's Bill. All you need to do is contact your local representative's office by phone, email or fax before Dec 15. Tell them your name and tell them you're opposed to the bill. That's all. You are entitled to call even if you're undocumented. Follow this link to send a form email (provided by New American Opportunity Campaign) Find your local representative's details at But Act Fast, Time is Running Out Bill info: Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (H.R. 4437) Please email us if you have any questions; or click this link; ---- More than 100 people attended the launch of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform at the Affinia Hotel in Manhattan on Friday December 9. Niall O'Dowd, the publisher of Irish America and the Irish Voice, has been appointed chairman of the%

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