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From Distinct Political Voices, a Clarion Call for Immigration Reform

December 04, 2012 - National Journal

Americans disagree on a lot of things. Taxes, same-sex marriage, climate change, to name a few, divide the U.S. in one way or another. But immigration is different. Those who differ on taxes agree on the need for a 21st-century immigration process. Those who disagree on the definition of marriage agree the undocumented should have the opportunity to become citizens. Those who debate climate change agree families must remain united. Americans are ready for a new immigration solution. Is Washington?

Shurtleff to take federal lobbying job

December 04, 2012 - Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff will become a federal lobbyist next month after he leaves the elected position he’s held for a dozen years. Shurtleff mentioned his new plans to The Salt Lake Tribune while in Washington, D.C., for an immigration reform summit, noting that he plans to spend considerable time in the nation’s capital in the months to come.

Drafter of Utah Compact calls document ‘gold standard’ for fixing nation’s immigration problems

December 04, 2012 - Deseret News

Some 450 faith, law enforcement and business leaders are taking part in the National Immigration Forum's National Strategy Session conducted Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to urge the incoming Congress and the Obama administration to make immigration reform a priority in 2013. Tuesday's strategy session capped a series of summits nationwide, one of which was hosted by Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff in Salt Lake City in October 2011.

Graham Wants Illegal Immigrants ‘At Back of Line’ for Citizenship

December 04, 2012 - Congressional Quarterly

While behind-the-scenes discussions continue on Capitol Hill, a coalition of conservative religious, business and law enforcement groups kicked off a two-day lobbying campaign Tuesday to urge Congress and Obama to act on immigration. The group, organized by the pro-immigrant National Immigration Forum, had tough words for Democrats and Republicans alike, saying that the most conservative and liberal flanks of the two parties have thwarted changes that most Americans would support.

Immigration reform advocates hopeful Obama will lead

December 04, 2012 - Voxxi

Momentum is building to pressure the president to deliver on immigration reform as business stakeholders, law, faith leaders and even former president George W. Bush are vocalizing their support on legislation. More than 250 activists are planning a strategy session and are then heading to Capitol Hill for meetings with lawmakers today. The coalition clarified that rather than advocating for a piecemeal approach, they’re pushing for a comprehensive reform package.

Conservative coalition puts pressure on GOP to embrace immigration reform

December 04, 2012 - The Hill

A coalition of business and religious leaders gathered Tuesday to pressure Republicans to embrace immigration reform. The coalition, formed by the bipartisan group National Immigration Forum, is holding two days of meetings to figure out how to best press forward on immigration reform.

Pro-immigration conservative activists plan their strategy

December 03, 2012 - Washington Post

The conservative activists coming to Washington this week for their “national strategy session” plan to host lawmakers from both parties at a breakfast Wednesday before fanning out to meet with House and Senate members. The primary messages will focus on values, including the importance of keeping immigrant families together, and economics, such as the crucial role played by immigrant labor for agriculture and technology businesses.

Hispanic mega-donors launch group for immigration

December 03, 2012 - Politico

This week, the National Immigration Forum is hosting a two-day conference in Washington, bringing together church leaders, moderate business leaders and law enforcement officials in an attempt to draw attention to the larger consensus for action on immigration reform in 2013.

Evangelicals may boost immigration shift

December 02, 2012 - San Francisco Chronicle

Conservative evangelical Christians are a rock-solid part of the GOP political base, so when they talk, Republicans listen. Many have long advocated some kind of reform, but when they gather Tuesday as part of a bipartisan national strategy session sponsored by the National Immigration Forum, they will have the ear of Republican lawmakers as at no time in the past 25 years.

Port St. Lucie resident to speak at immigration event in Washington, D.C.

December 01, 2012 - TCPalm

Immigration activist Manuel Guerra Casas does not qualify for deferred action — President Obama's deportation relief for young undocumented immigrants announced this year. But he hopes to push lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform by telling them about his life as an undocumented immigrant. The Port St. Lucie resident will join other immigration rights advocates on Dec. 4 and 5 at an event organized by the nonprofit National Immigration Forum in Washington.

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