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9 Prominent Conservatives Who Believe The #TimeIsNow For Immigration Reform

April 10, 2013 - Posted by Mario Moreno

With immigration dominating the debate on Capitol Hill this week and in the coming months, we put together a list of prominent conservative voices who recognize the #TimeIsNow for immigration reform. Join them at Bibles, Business, and Badges for Immigration Reform:

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ): “Now’s the time [for immigration reform]. You’ve got people motivated on all sides to get it done.”

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): “When it comes to immigration reform, now is the time. I’ve never seen a better political environment.”

Senator John McCain (R-AZ): “I’ve been trying for a long time, and I think maybe now that the climate is such that we can be successful.”

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO): “We need to resolve it once and for all and have a solution that works for all Americans and as well as the immigrants in this country.”

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL): “For too long, both parties have used immigration as a political wedge issue. But the time has come to find a bipartisan solution.”

Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and CEO of Revolution, LLC: “As the economies of developing countries mature rapidly it is no longer the easy choice to settle in the United States. There are now increasingly attractive opportunities abroad. We must improve the environment for entrepreneurship to thrive. Now is the time to work together and pass comprehensive reform that fixes our high-skilled immigration system.”

Dr. Richard Land, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention: “The time has come. Americans are ready … Immigration is an issue where people of different political parties and different philosophies can come together and do the right thing. It is time for us as citizens to demand that our politicians quit acting like politicians who are looking at the next election and start acting like statesmen who are looking at the next generation.”

Alberto Gonzales, Former U.S. Attorney General: “Addressing our immigration challenges in an intelligent manner will help our economy and our national security. This is particularly important for Tennessee’s continued growth. Join me and the ‘Bible, badges and business leaders’ from across the country speaking out for reform. The time is now.”

Rev. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition: “As U.S. Evangelicals we know that our immigration system is in urgent need of repair. We can't keep kicking the immigration challenge down the road for the next generation to respond…We can and should pass legislation that respects the rule of law and honors our moral commitments to love the immigrant. Silence and inaction are not options.”

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