Forum in the News
January 18, 2013 - Baptist Press
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission both regard immigration reform as a priority at the start of a new session of Congress, representatives of the two groups said at a Jan. 17 news conference in Washington.
January 17, 2013 - National Journal
Eight and a half minutes into the final press conference of his first term, President Obama hadn’t talked about anything but reducing budget deficits and the national debt, and increasing the federal borrowing authority. Only near the end of his opening remarks did Obama turn to the issues that Democrats hope will mark his second term: energy, immigration, and gun control. If Republicans have their way, the pattern will hold and Obama will be deprived of a meaningful second-term legacy on domestic issues beyond a series of economic rescue missions.
January 17, 2013 - Neon Tommy (University of Southern California)
In an effort to reel in the Latino vote back from Democratic waters, Republicans Carlos Gutierrez, former commerce secretary under President George W. Bush and Charlie Spies, a Washington lawyer announced their creation of a super PAC to raise money to support immigration reform.
January 17, 2013 - The Hill
Pro-immigration reform groups are revving up efforts to force leaders to tackle with legislation amid concerns the issue could get shoved to the sidelines amid other high-profile fights on Capitol Hill.
January 17, 2013 - Indianapolis Star
Republican Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined with business and faith leaders Thursday in calling on Congress to make major changes to immigration law. Their appeal included tougher enforcement as well as expansions of legal immigration and creating a path to legal status for the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.
January 17, 2013 - Free Enterprise
Leaders from industries representing “Bibles, badges and business” are working together to forge a new consensus on immigration reform. The U.S. Chamber’s Tom Donohue joined other business, faith, and law enforcement leaders at a press conference to urge Congress to work together and pass broad immigration reform in 2013.
January 17, 2013 - C-SPAN
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue joined Indiana Attorney General Gregory F. Zoeller (R) and Carlos Gutierrez, Vice Chairman of Citigroup, for a news conference on Immigration, sponsored by the National Immigration Forum. Ali Noorani, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, also appeared. The leaders urged Congress to pass broad immigration reform in 2013, asking both Democrats and Republicans to recognize "the moral, economic and political imperative to improve our immigration process."
January 17, 2013 - Financial Times
President Barack Obama has put immigration reform at the top of his second-term legislative agenda, saying a bill will be introduced in Congress soon after his inauguration this month.
January 17, 2013 - Associations Now
Three of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington could prove the driving force behind immigration reform in 2013. The three groups—among Washington, DC’s most prominent lobbies—have found a common issue, immigration reform, that they hope to work together on in an effort to make something happen.
January 17, 2013 - American City Business Journals
There's a growing consensus that this may be the year for immigration reform, once Congress gets past fights over federal spending. Today the National Immigration Forum brought leaders from the business community, state governments and religious groups to the National Press Club to talk about why they think immigration reform is needed, and what they're going to do to make it happen.