(eng) "Papers for All Campaign" / USA

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Tue, 22 Apr 1997 00:02:44 +0200


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Dear friends:

Please sign the enclosed letter and petition in favor of a General Amnesty for undocumented immigrants in the US. Presently, over 6 million people and their families live in a virtual apartheid system, being denied all human and civil rights. The "Papers for All Campaign" in the US will put the US government on trial for the violations of these rights against millions of people in its own territory. The Campaign is intended to call international attention to these abuses. We are also planning demonstrations, picket lines and other forms fo direct action to obtain the amnesty. We are inspired and we will link our efforts with the sans-papiers in france and other European countries. Please, help gathering signatures. You may send your signatures, including your peronal title and the name of the organization you belong to. Please, make sure you state whether you are signing on your own behalf or if you're representing your organization.

Thanks Initial list of Organizers of the Campaign:

****** INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN ****

**** For 1,000,000 Signatures From Around the World to Demand General Amnesty for Immigrants in the US and Organize a Movement ******

TEXT OF GENERAL IMMIGRATION AMNESTY PETITION

Whereas, there are currently millions of men, women an dchildren in the United states who did not qualify for the 1986 immigration amnesty;

The lack of documents for immigrant workers is a hindrance to enjoyment of a decent life, producing a situation where employers violate work laws at will and force their workers to labor for low wages, long hours, and under deplorable conditions;

These abuses result in the utilization of undocumented workers as a weapon by unscrupulous employers in order to lower wages for all workers, forcingm them to compete among themselves and thus fostering racial divisions;

Under these conditions immigrants are the object of persecution, discrimination and hatred, a situtation that means millions of men, women and children are prisoners of a virtual apartheid system in the United States, a violation of the most basic human and civil rights;

Under current conditions immigrant youths who finish high school have no access to insttuitions of higher education, and thus are faced with a lack of educational or work alternatives;

thousands of Salvadoran and Nicaraguan immigrants are under threat of deportation because they were not able to obtain permanent residence, their work permits have expired;

We propose that there be a GENERAL AMNESTY FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS so that they may have access to decent employment and higher education.

ADD YOUR NAME AND OF YOUR ORGANIZATION, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, CITY AND COUNTRY, FAX NUMBER AND E-MAIL ADDRESS AND SEND IT TO:

Snail Mail: Papers for All Campaign 3311 MIssion Street, Suite 135 San Francisco, California 94110 San Francisco, California 94110

FAX: (415) 648-5257 -- San Francisco, USA

E-Mail: iwp.ilo@ix.netcom.com

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