Help me fix our broken immigration system

Senator Michael Bennet
2013-02-05 15:59:06
Friend, Last week, I joined seven of my Senate colleagues in announcing a set of bipartisan principles to fix our broken immigration system. Together, we agreed on a framework that creates a rigorous but fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who are currently in the United States, underlines the need to take more effective measures to secure the border, establishes an employment verification system, and calls for modernizing and streamlining our visa process. Now, I need your help to fix our broken immigration system this year. *Will you join our grassroots organizing team and help us get this important reform through Congress and onto the President's desk?* [www.bennet.senate.gov/support-comprehensive-immigration-reform] By joining our team, you'll be part of an ongoing discussion on immigration reform. You can send me feedback as we write the bill, be among the first to receive information and updates about progress, or just click one button to show your support. As I've traveled our state, I've met with farmers who lay awake at night worrying whether they will have enough workers to harvest their crops. I've had high-tech companies tell me they struggle to recruit the world's most highly skilled graduates because of an outdated visa system. I've seen families torn apart and opportunities disappear for students with great potential because of an inflexible system that isn't aligned with our values. Their messages were always the same: Our immigration system is failing us and Washington needs to act. *Will you help us fix our broken system by joining my grassroots immigration organizing team? Sign up on our website so you can offer input and be the first to know about what's happening in the reform effort.* [www.bennet.senate.gov/support-comprehensive-immigration-reform] Hearing from Coloradans like you is important to me. In fact, it's how we got here in the first place. For nearly two years, I've been working with former Senator Hank Brown (R-CO) to prove that Colorado could lead the way and forge a new path on immigration, away from the extreme rhetoric that has engulfed the national conversation. After hundreds of meetings, conversations and miles traveled, we were able to launch the Colorado Compact, a set of six principles on immigration reform that attracted support from a broad and bipartisan coalition of people dedicated to reforming an outdated and inflexible immigration policy. And with the help of Coloradans like you, we brought a little bit of commonsense and grit to Washington. This is just the start. To bring about meaningful change, we're going to need to work together and make sure Washington knows this is important to us. *Will you join my grassroots organizing team and make sure your voice is heard in this important debate?* [www.bennet.senate.gov/support-comprehensive-immigration-reform] There undoubtedly will be some tough conversations and disagreements ahead, but if we keep the pressure on, we will fix our immigration system and ensure that it's in better alignment with the needs of our economy, families, and communities. Together, we've taken a major step forward for our nation's immigration policies. But we have a lot of more work to do. I look forward to continuing to work with you to make sure that Colorado's voices and views are reflected in a reform proposal. Sincerely, Michael F. Bennet Join us: www.bennet.senate.gov/support-comprehensive-immigration-reform


February 05, 2013

Friend,

Last week, I joined seven of my Senate colleagues in announcing a set of bipartisan principles to fix our broken immigration system.

Together, we agreed on a framework that creates a rigorous but fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who are currently in the United States, underlines the need to take more effective measures to secure the border, establishes an employment verification system, and calls for modernizing and streamlining our visa process.

Now, I need your help to fix our broken immigration system this year. Will you join our grassroots organizing team and help us get this important reform through Congress and onto the President's desk?

Click here to join our grassroots team to fix our
 broken immigration system

By joining our team, you'll be part of an ongoing discussion on immigration reform. You can send me feedback as we write the bill, be among the first to receive information and updates about progress, or just click one button to show your support.

As I've traveled our state, I've met with farmers who lay awake at night worrying whether they will have enough workers to harvest their crops. I've had high-tech companies tell me they struggle to recruit the world's most highly skilled graduates because of an outdated visa system. I've seen families torn apart and opportunities disappear for students with great potential because of an inflexible system that isn't aligned with our values.

Their messages were always the same: Our immigration system is failing us and Washington needs to act.

Will you help us fix our broken system by joining my grassroots immigration organizing team? Sign up on our website so you can offer input and be the first to know about what's happening in the reform effort.

Hearing from Coloradans like you is important to me. In fact, it's how we got here in the first place. For nearly two years, I've been working with former Senator Hank Brown (R-CO) to prove that Colorado could lead the way and forge a new path on immigration, away from the extreme rhetoric that has engulfed the national conversation.

After hundreds of meetings, conversations and miles traveled, we were able to launch the Colorado Compact, a set of six principles on immigration reform that attracted support from a broad and bipartisan coalition of people dedicated to reforming an outdated and inflexible immigration policy.

And with the help of Coloradans like you, we brought a little bit of commonsense and grit to Washington.

This is just the start. To bring about meaningful change, we're going to need to work together and make sure Washington knows this is important to us. Will you join my grassroots organizing team and make sure your voice is heard in this important debate?

There undoubtedly will be some tough conversations and disagreements ahead, but if we keep the pressure on, we will fix our immigration system and ensure that it's in better alignment with the needs of our economy, families, and communities.

Together, we've taken a major step forward for our nation's immigration policies. But we have a lot of more work to do. I look forward to continuing to work with you to make sure that Colorado's voices and views are reflected in a reform proposal.

Sincerely,

Michael F. Bennet

Michael F. Bennet

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