Ali Noorani Joins Immigration Meeting with President Obama
March 14, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Obama meets with immigration leaders today, conservative support for congressional action on immigration reform continues to build around the country, fueled by the unprecedented mobilization of those who hold a Bible, wear a badge or own a business. Since January 2013, these unlikely allies have organized 370 events, generated more than 1,000 news stories and held hundreds of meetings with members and their offices.
“As we approach the unprecedented number of 2 million deportations, too many of them unnecessary, conservative pastors, local law enforcement and business owners want an end to outdated policies that separate families, decrease public safety, and destabilize our economy. These leaders see immigrants not just as workers or customers, but as valued members of their families, congregations and communities,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, in advance of his meeting with the President.
“We support the president's review of the administration's deportation process, but it is clearly a stopgap measure; to permanently fix the broken system, Congress must once and for all enact commonsense reforms to our immigration system. For real solutions, the House must vote on immigration reform this year.”