Immigration bill faces a wall of opposition
Attacks from left and right suggest that the latest push for change, although representing a potential breakthrough, could again end in a stalemate.
"This is far from over," Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) said, criticizing as "amnesty, amnesty and amnesty" the provision that provides illegal immigrant workers with a path to legal standing and citizenship.
There are so many means of applying pressure at this point it is mind boggling. Contact your Oregon/Washington senators and reps, contact every presidential candidate, contact state and national party officials, contact senators and reps from other states.
Use the phone, there are probably 10 different numbers to call, use the email and webforms, visit the local office of your sentator or rep.
Keep your message short and sweet: No amnesty, we will never support you again if you reward illegal aliens. It doesn't have to be longer. A staffer is just going to tally the opposition phone calls/email/faxes and let the elected official know that they are getting X amount of negative feedback on this bill.
Make sure you contact Walden and DeFazio. Let's make sure that these two Oregon reps are on the right side of this one.