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March Advocacy

by pari on March 4th, 2013

CIR: 8 Year Path to Residency

A draft immigration bill will create a new visa for undocumented immigrants living in the United States and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years. President Barack Obama’s bill would create a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” visa for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The bill includes more security funding and requires business owners to adopt a system for verifying the immigration status of new hires within. Read more at Leaked Draft Immigration Bill

The US Supremes and the Voting Rights Act

Justice Antonin Scalia suggested that the continuation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act represented the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” saying that lawmakers had only voted to renew the act in 2006 because there wasn’t anything to be gained politically from voting against it. Read more at Racial Voting Act

Illinois Driver Licenses a reality. Missouri?

The New IL Driver’s License Law is now a reality. The Secretary of State may issue a temporary visitor’s driver’s license to an applicant who is undocumented and is unable to obtain a Social Security Number. This measure was closely watched by the Missouri Legislature. There are however several legislators who are opposed to a similar move in Missouri. Drivers’ licenses for the undocumented in Missouri will not be a reality any time soon

Missouri Senate Bill SB367 Introduced

SB367 creates a right to unpaid leave for employees that are affected by domestic violence.An employee working for an employer that employs at least fifty employees shall be entitled to a total of twelve workweeks of leave during any twelve-month period. This bill will not create a right for an employee to take unpaid leave that exceeds the amount of unpaid leave time allowed under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.).

The Misssouri Gun Control Law

Legislation introduced in Missouri would require gun owners to hand over their legally purchased so-called assault weapons to “the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction” within 90 days.Under the proposed bill, any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution.

Support my Candidacy – April 2, 2013

I am running for Council member seat for Ward IV; the election is April 2, 2013. I am asking for your support; all volunteers are requested to campaign door to door. Please email me atpari@electpari.com. My election website is www.electpari.com

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