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    Fax and Phone to Protect ICE's Workplace Raids

    Please fax and phone President Obama and DHS Secretary Napolitano

    Both Obama and Napolitano are questioning the necessity and effectiveness of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's work site enforcement raids

    On February 24, 2009, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executed a work site enforcement raid at the Yamato Engine Specialists plant in Bellingham, WA. This was the first ICE raid of the Obama Administration and resulted in the arrest of 28 illegal alien workers.

    However, it seems that neither President Obama nor Department of Homeland Secretary (DHS) Napolitano are happy that the raid even occurred. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said, "these raids are not a long-term solution.... The president believes we must respect due process and our best values as we enforce the law. The real answer to our broken immigration system is to fix it. The president has said that we will start the immigration reform debate this year, and this continues to be the plan." DHS Secretary Napolitano is so displeased with the ICE raid that she has ordered an internal investigation to determine why it was allowed to happen.

    It is possible that President Obama and Secretary Napolitano's reluctance to support ICE's Bellingham raid stems from the vocal denunciations coming from pro-illegal worker and special interest groups. In fact, these groups are claiming that their members are overloading the White House switchboard with angry phone calls about the raid.

    Please visit your Action Buffet and send faxes to President Obama and Secretary Napolitano. It is vital that the President and the Secretary hear from Americans who support ICE's work site raids. Please phone them using the phone notes on your Action Buffet.

    Thank you for your continued support!
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    Great. I wasn't able to get through on their "Comment" line. BTW, here's a brief about small business development in Latin America I just ran across and posted in another thread:

    9th Inter-American Microenterprise Forum: Access to new markets and better services for the mayority. 13-15 september, 2006. Quito, Ecuador

    The 2006 Inter-American Awards for Microenterprise Development

    The title of this year’s Forum reflects the increasingly important issue of ensuring that micro and small enterprises have access to new markets for their products, whether local or international, and to better financial and enterprise development services to support their pursuit of valuable business opportunities and improved livelihoods.

    The Microenterprise Forum 2006 will explore the issue of access to markets and services, as well as several other issues that are relevant and critical to the microenterprise sector, and numerous practitioners and experts in the field will present the latest developments, best practices and new methodologies. Also, the Forum offers excellent opportunities to meet and connect with colleagues in the field, and to network with other active agents in the microenterprise development sector. We look forward to seeing you in Quito in September.

    About the event
    Every year, more than 1000 practitioners from Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as other regions, meet at the Forum to discuss the latest developments in the microenterprise sector. The event provides participants with information through technical sessions that are grouped in 4 different categories: Microfinance; Enterprise Development; Business Environment and Social Entrepreneurship.

    Meeting Site: The IX Forum will be held at Swissôtel Quito.
    Please visit the hotel’s website for more information on floor plans and hotel services. Lodging at this hotel will be limited.
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