Immigration reform + technology

There's a time and a place, people.

There's a time and a place, people.

Here’s the deal: many good political groups suffer the fate of being way behind the times on technology. It’s all too common to see smart and efficient people pass over new techniques that would actually make their jobs easier. So sad, so sad.

Bucking the trend, there’s a newish national coalition working on comprehensive immigration reform, called Reform Immigration for America, and they’re bringing some very cool tricks to the political organizing trade.

Locally represented by One America, the coalition is launching the Text Alert Action Network, which allows you (yes, you) to engage with their policy actions from the comfort of your cellphone. All you do is text “Justice” to 69866 (“Justicia” for spanish), and you’ll get 2-3 legislative and action updates a month. What’s more, when you’re texted you can have the option of calling your federal legislators, giving you a direct action opportunity.

Oh, and what’s the specific policy they’re working on? Here’s the brief:

  • Eliminating family backlogs, so families can be together in the US
  • Legalizing undocumented immigrants and providing a path to citizenship
  • Ensuring future workers a legal way to come to the US with full worker rights and labour protections
  • Overhauling our visa system and closes unlawful migration channels
  • Restoring due process rights
  • Promoting immigrant integration, so immigrants in our country have the resources they need to be a part of the American Dream

Phew. Basically, it’s pretty cool to see technology being put to good use. When folks get it, they really get it!


1 Response to “Immigration reform + technology”

  1. July 15, 2009 at 11:54 am

    The age-old pesky U.S.-Mexico border problem has taxed the resources of both countries, led to long lists of injustices, and appears to be heading only for worse troubles in the future. Guess what? The border problem can never be solved. Why? Because the border IS the problem! It’s time for a paradigm change.

    Never fear, a satisfying, comprehensive solution is within reach: the Megamerge Dissolution Solution. Simply dissolve the border along with the failed Mexican government, and megamerge the two countries under U.S. law, with mass free 2-way migration eventually equalizing the development and opportunities permanently, with justice and without racism, and without threatening U.S. sovereignty or basic principles.

    Click the url and read the details of the new paradigm for U.S.-Mexico relations.

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