Take Action Now on Immigration Reform. Now is the time to be proactive on immigration matters. Congress has taken their August recess from August 5th through September 8th. During this time, members of Congress head back to their districts for a five week in-district work period. Many will be hosting public events such as town hall meetings, forums, and other constituent events. This is a perfect opportunity for us to encourage Representatives to support bipartisan, common sense immigration reform with a road map to legalization and eventual citizenship. Another possible tack is to encourage members of the House to allow a reform bill to come to the floor of the House for a vote. There are probably enough House members to pass such a bill if the Speaker, John Boehner, would allow a reform bill to go to the floor for a vote.
Telephone calls make a difference! You can call your Representative in the House every day (and spread the word to your family and friends to do the same) making the case for immigration reform and why we need a vote. The call can be brief, "My name is Craig Miley from Dallas, Texas and I am calling in support of bipartisan immigration reform with a road to legalization and citizenship. The time is now to pass real solutions to fix our broken immigration system." Make the phone call to the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121. Or, you can contact your Representative by going to the Miley & Brown, P.C. website at www.mileybrown.com. Select "Contact Congress", enter your ZIP code and information about your elected officials will pop up.