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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.
January 16, 2013 - Colorlines
Senior Administration officials told The New York Times this week that President Obama intends to move an “ambitious” and comprehensive push for immigration reform through Congress in the coming months. Four years ago, it was a very different situation. [Since then], the combination of demographic change and growing immigrant power have challenged Republicans, in particular, to get behind reform.
January 16, 2013 - Arizona Republic
A coalition of influential Latino and African-American leaders has endorsed a set of principles urging Congress to use a “humane approach” to reforming the nation’s immigration system.
January 16, 2013 - Washington Examiner
The Chamber of Commerce has reached out to both the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union to join it in lobbying Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
January 15, 2013 - The Huffington Post
As of Monday, Obama will have four more years to reshape his immigration legacy. And there's every indication that he wants it to be different. He doesn't want the dubious distinction of being "deporter-in-chief" -- especially since he was elected and reelected as the avatar of an ever more diverse America.