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Press conference on amendment to keep families united

CLINTON, MENENDEZ TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TO UNVEIL AMENDMENT TO IMMIGRATION BILL

Amendment Removes Barriers to Reunification for Immigrant Families

Washington, DC – Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will hold a press conference tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. to unveil an amendment they are introducing to the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 that would remove barriers to reunification for spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents.

WHAT: Press Conference to Unveil Measure on Family Reunification

WHO: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY); Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Ralston Deffenbaugh, President, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

The Reverend Dr. Luis León, Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC

Kevin Appleby, Director for Migration and Refugee Policy, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Janet Murgia, President, National Council of La Raza

Eric Gutierrez, Legislative Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Lisalyn Jacobs, Policy Director, Legal Momentum

Frank Sherry, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 12:15 p.m.

WHERE:Russell Senate Office Building Room 428A

(Small Business Committee Room)

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