Forum in the News
May 15, 2013 - Voxxi
Immigration reform advocates say they don’t believe the immigration reform bill is becoming more conservative as the mark up process continues in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Instead, they say they are pleased to see that the core parts — including the path to citizenship — of the immigration legislation are being protected. They also say the proceedings to amend the bill thus far show clear signs that some bipartisanship cooperation is taking place.
May 14, 2013 - Fresno Bee
With a visit to the White House complex and a session for national reporters, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims on Tuesday enlisted in the campaign for a comprehensive immigration bill. "We've been talking about immigration reform for decades," Mims said, "and this bill gets something done." Amplifying her message, Mims also contributed to a pro-immigration bill telephone conference call with reporters, organized by the National Immigration Forum as part of what the group calls the "Bible, Badges and Business" coalition for immigration reform.
May 14, 2013 - Aspen Daily News
Organized by the Aspen Institute, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) and the National Immigration Forum, the event featured speakers from across the political spectrum advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, and specifically for the bill now under consideration in the U.S. Senate. “We all know someone who came from another country, and our families all have these stories,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum.
May 14, 2013 - Aspen Times
National immigration reform isn’t just a way “out of the shadows” for some 11 million undocumented workers in the U.S., but would bring economic benefits and help in the fight against crime, according to a panel of business, government and law-enforcement leaders who convened Monday morning in Aspen. The half-day forum at the St. Regis Resort came as Congress takes up a bipartisan reform measure brought forward by the so-called “Gang of Eight” in the U.S. Senate, a group that includes U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado.
May 11, 2013 - New York Times
IMMIGRATION reform is not a liberal idea. It is good, old-fashioned conservative policy — at least that’s what its supporters want the Republican faithful to believe. The Republican Party has “historically been pro-immigration,” Grover Norquist, the anti-tax activist, saidafter the 2012 election. The National Immigration Forum declares that America needs reform that “celebrates freedom and values hard work.”
May 08, 2013 - New York Times
The revelation that a co-author of a Heritage Foundation study critical of the Senate’s bipartisan immigration proposal had recently argued that Hispanic immigrants are less intelligent than white Americans touched off a furor on Wednesday, undercutting the conservative foundation’s attempt to become a major force in the immigration debate. “Whether you agree or disagree with the Heritage study, what their co-author believes is downright insulting and shameful,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a group that has mobilized support for the bill.
May 08, 2013 - Reuters
Nearly two months ago, Republican Party leaders urged their rank-and-file to embrace comprehensive immigration legislation as part of a broad effort to appeal to Hispanics and other minorities who rebuked Republican candidates in the 2012 elections. Now, with the start of what is looking to be a historic debate in the U.S. Senate on revamping the country's immigration policy, some are saying that it appears as if not all Republicans got the message.
May 08, 2013 - Salt Lake Tribune
Immigrants in the United States illegally who would seek permanent residency under an immigration reform bill before Congress would have to submit a DNA sample to be kept on file if Sen. Orrin Hatch has his way. The amendment quickly brought concerns from advocates for immigrants. "It’s a big difference to go from name and birth certificate to fingerprints and DNA," says Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum.
May 04, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
An influential network of some of the country's wealthiest liberal political donors is steering resources to an advocacy group backing President Obama's agenda and to organizations working to pass immigration reform, providing a surge of money that could boost the president's legislative goals. Democracy Alliance selected the pro-Obama Organizing for Action and immigration reform groups such as the National Immigration Forum as some of its top 2013 priorities.
May 03, 2013 - Portsmouth Daily News
As Congress prepares to take up the Senate Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform bill proposal, an unprecedented coalition of Ohio faith and business leaders are gathering at the Ohio Statehouse to voice their support for an effective, long-term immigration system that respects the rule of law while also acknowledging immigrants’ human dignity and important role in our economy and our communities.