Americans are Ready for Immigration Reform

Digital Communications Manager

October 17, 2013

​WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier this morning, after a successful resolution to the shutdown and debt limit debates, President Obama called on Congress to find a bipartisan solution to immigration reform by the end of this year.

 In his remarks, the president mentioned the “broad coalition across America that’s behind this effort of comprehensive immigration reform, from business leaders to faith leaders to law enforcement,” as proof of the bipartisan momentum that’s driving immigration reform forward.

Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement regarding President Obama’s remarks:

“We welcome President Obama’s commitment to get immigration reform done this year.

“As he mentioned, immigration reform is a rare issue in today’s political climate. It’s an issue that’s supported by broad coalitions across the political spectrum.

“Pastors, police chiefs and business owners are all ready for reform. Across the country, conservative leaders are supporting their members of Congress who back commonsense and bipartisan reform.

“These local conservative leaders will be coming to Washington on October 29 to meet with House Republicans and continue to drive home their message: From South Carolina farms to Illinois businesses and Texas churches, the nation is ready for reform.

“Theirs is a conservative vision for reform, one based on our economy, faith and security. It’s a vision that grows the conservative movement and brings into the fold moderates, independents, Latinos, Asians and others.

“The legislative window is on the immediate horizon and America is ready for Congress to finish the job. The time is now.”