Thursday, September 20, 2007

Iraqi Refugees

Human Rights First is campaigning on behalf of Iraqis who have helped the American forces. They tell me, by email:

In a recent memo, U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said the United States must act more quickly to help desperate Iraqi refugees find safety – "Iraqis who have put themselves and their families at risk by working with us."

Fortunately, there is a bipartisan amendment in the Senate that will help bring some of these Iraqis—and other vulnerable Iraqi refugees—to safety in the United States.

A vote is imminent – and we expect it to be incredibly close. To ensure it passes, we need YOUR HELP today. Your emails will be counted.
We are not yet at the point of a Parliamentary vote in Britain - which is a disgrace. But there will be a meeting held in Parliament on October 9th. Dan Hardie has the details.

Please make sure your MP knows about this and press him to attend.

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