It’s Time for Real Immigration Answers from Candidates

Communications Associate

March 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following Tuesday’s primaries, the presidential nominating picture is beginning to clear — and candidates need to start providing substantive policy solutions on topics including immigration.

Voters need to know exactly how candidates plan to address our broken immigration system, and at what cost. Five key questions are:

  1. What are the costs of your plan, and how will it help our economy?
  2. How will your immigration approach strengthen families and communities?
  3. How will your plan strengthen the rule of law?
  4. How will you address America’s changing demographics?
  5. How do you intend to address the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. in a way that honors American values?

“If candidates cannot answer these questions with pragmatic and productive solutions, they shouldn’t be in the race,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. “We need responsible, fair and compassionate solutions that help all of us thrive.

“As a country, we need candidates who recognize the realities of our broken system and the implications of reforms. They must appreciate that America is better when we embrace our immigrant heritage and welcome people who contribute to our communities, our economy and our country.”