September 18, 2006

Prioridad Legislativa - Reforma Inmigratoria Integral

La Coalición Nacional Latina de Ministros y Líderes Cristianos (CONLAMIC), la organización de mayor miembresia con una agenda latina representado más de 15,000 Iglesias Cristinas Latinas en 32 estados de la nación tiene esta prioridad legislativa sobre la reforma inmigratoria integral:

SÍ: Demandamos una acción inmediata a la crisis de inmigración, actuando sobre lo siguiente:

Asegurar las fronteras, haciendo énfasis en detener el tráfico de humanos y drogas ilicitas.

Detener y deportar detenidos en la frontera, siempre y cuando estos tengan previo record delictivo o desacato a una corte de inmigracion. Otros detenidos deben tener derecho a una representación y apelación legal.

Activar la Disposicion Inmigratoria 245-I, la cual permite inmediato registro del indocumentado y la oportunidad de obtener permiso de trabajo o legalización de status mediante el proceso reglamentario de una petición laboral o familiar. Permite ademas que cada persona protegida por la ley, aunque ha estado en voilación a las leyes migratorias de Estados Unidos, pueda ajustar y pedir residencia permanente sin abandonar el pais, mediante el pago de una multa razonable.

La alternativa de agregar visas-temporales de trabajo con limite maximo de 12 años, es admemas una alternativa aceptable y razonable para atender ese controversial dilema.

NO: No aceptamos y rechazamos energicamente, todo legnuage que permita la criminalización del status de personas indocumentadas en este pais y por consecuencia la encarcelacion indefinida de estos sin un proceso legal y justo.

Conclusión:
Los Congresista (Senador/Representantes) de este pais, tienen la enorme responsabilidad de representar una comundad de millones de latinos, que viven y trabajan en este pais pagando sus impuestos y en espera de una representacion legislativa digna y justa.

CONLAMIC confia que los miembros del Congreso, actuen en o antes de los proximos comicios electorales. Hagamos justicia a favor de una familia unida, una economia prospera y la defensa de los valores morales que sostienen cerca de Dios, esta Gran Nacion.

September 12, 2006

Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders to Gather in Washington

A Response to Congressional Abandonment of Immigration Reform Solution

Washington, DC –
On September 21st, Presidents and officials of Latino Pastor Associations from 32 states who are affiliates of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders (CONLAMIC) will arrive in Washington to conduct meetings with national leaders and members of the House and Senate. Congressional Republican leaders have all but abandoned comprehensive immigration reform turning instead to a focus on national security issues that they believe will help give them political strength. Leaders of CONLAMIC have worked tirelessly to increase the pressure in local congressional districts in support of a comprehensive solution to the immigration crisis and to combat local anti-immigrant “crackdowns” in communities such as Riverside, NJ and Hazelton, PA.

Latino pastors will come to Washington to exchange information regarding the contact with House members in their districts and church mobilization activities conducted to demand a comprehensive solution to immigration reform.

“At this time, members of Congress should at very minimum consider a temporary worker permit that is obtainable by eligible undocumented people who live and work in the U.S. without having to resort to self-deportation,” said Reverend Miguel Rivera, President of CONLAMIC. “Anything less than this is unacceptable. We remain committed to President Bush, knowing that he has been consistently supportive in a push for a comprehensive solution that includes a temporary work permit, however, we have given up hope that the members of the House will see it fit to recognize our past support and value our vote.” said Rev. Rivera.

“CONLAMIC affiliates will gather in Washington to support the issues that are important to our community not to support a particular political party. It is clearly evident that the Republican Party doesn’t value us as they should. We want leaders to note that just as we have are sharply aware of the abandonment by Republicans, we are also aware that of those members of the Democratic party have also failed to support comprehensive immigration reform, although it’s not been so visible. The coming elections will be very interesting and our network of Latino pastors will not forget this abandonment for many years to come,” said Rev. Rivera.

CONLAMIC affiliates will gather for a full day of congressional briefings on September 21st and the leadership of Latino Pastors Associations will gather on September 22nd for a meeting at the White House.