Forum in the News
February 03, 2013 - USA Today
On Jan. 28, Schumer and Rubio stood together at a news conference and pitched a plan to provide some of the 11 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship contingent on tougher border security measures. Many hurdles remain, but lawmakers and immigration advocates say the momentum to overhaul the system is the strongest it's been in a generation, thanks in part to the broad bipartisan coalition behind it.
February 02, 2013 - ABC NEWS
In the brewing battle over a path to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants, Fox News Channel is uniquely positioned to play a make-or-break role. The question is, will it? Advocates on both sides of a proposed U.S. immigration overhaul are closely eyeing the nation's most-watched cable news network -- and megaphone -- for politically-conservative causes as it joins a rapidly escalating national debate.
February 01, 2013 - Voxxi
As the immigration reform debate grows, national Latino organizations are placed in the middle of the debate likely to confront challenges as the details become more concrete.Two proposals were unveiled within the same week by a bipartisan group of Senators dubbed the “Gang of Eight” and president Barack Obama. While both the White House and the Senators have attempted to dampen concerns that these are similar principles, others have foreshadowed incoming roadblocks.
January 31, 2013 - Huffington Post
The immigration debate has dragged on for years without an end in sight. But after President Barack Obama won a resounding victory over Mitt Romney with Latino voters, both parties are now interested in finding a solution to the seemingly intractable problem. To keep pace with news on the fast-moving subject, here's a list of accounts you ought to be following on Twitter.
January 30, 2013 - Orange County Register
Five years ago, a group of local evangelical Christian pastors and other faith leaders quietly gathered over breakfast at a Costa Mesa church to talk about an issue many of them had long avoided: immigration. The coalition that emerged from that 2008 breakfast, which now numbers 50 evangelical congregations across Orange County, went on to become a national leader in a renewed and, following last year's presidential election, increasingly successful campaign to overhaul America's immigration policies.
January 29, 2013 - U.S. News & World Report
Pro-immigration reform groups are embracing the conservative leadership of Sens. John McCain and Marco Rubio, despite their past criticisms of proposals similar to the one they backed Monday in hopes that this time, things will be different. Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, says the national Republican Party is now ready to embrace McCain's longtime support for a comprehensive approach, which would strengthen border security but also allow for a guest worker program and provide a path toward citizenship for some illegal immigrants.
January 29, 2013 - Fox News Latino
As Congress turns its attention to immigration reform, leaders across the political spectrum recognize that a new immigration process must include a road to legal status for otherwise law-abiding, taxpaying aspiring Americans who now lack documentation. But some hesitate or hedge on the question of whether these new Americans should have a clear path to citizenship or to something lawful-but-less.
January 29, 2013 - Daily Beast
After repeated failures at the federal level, comprehensive immigration reform finally looks like a real possibility this year. And that’s because a broad bipartisan coalition has been built in the Senate, motivated by both self-interest and national interest. Obama’s unexpected ally in this effort is the evangelical community—part of an emerging conservative coalition in favor of immigration reform that supporters describe as “the Bible, the badge, and business.”
January 28, 2013 - Roll Call
In a week that began with a bipartisan collection of senators unveiling a blueprint for a comprehensive bill and continues Tuesday with an address by President Barack Obama, advocates for a sweeping update of immigration laws say they will take advantage of elected officials’ posturing to press for an outcome this year.
January 28, 2013 - Reuters
A group of Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to an immigration law overhaul that sets a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants in the United States, boosting hopes of Hispanics who have seen little progress in more than five years. Advocates noted that this time, the climate was ripe for immigration reform. "Conservatives, law enforcers and businesses are calling for immigration reform. You did not see that in 2007," said Ali Noorani, the executive director with the National Immigration Forum advocacy group.