Forum in the News
November 12, 2012 - The Hill
Republicans who are calling for action on comprehensive immigration reform have the nation’s largest business lobby in their corner. An official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said the group is hopeful that an overhaul of the immigration system can make it to President Obama’s desk by the end of 2013.
November 11, 2012 - North County Times
In the wake of President Barack Obama nearly owning the Latino vote last week, some conservative leaders and personalities are pushing for immigration reform. However, prominent Republicans, including Graham and Jeb Bush, had been warning the party to tone down it’s hard-line positions on the issue before the election. The news is welcome by those conservatives who had been working on a compromise behind the scenes on the issue.
November 10, 2012 - Arizona Republic
Days after President Barack Obama won re-election with the overwhelming support of Latino voters, a groundswell of Republican leaders and prominent conservatives are calling for immigration reforms that include legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants. Among the politically powerful Republicans who have called for immigration reform since Tuesday’s election are House Speaker John Boehner and Arizona Sen. John McCain.
November 09, 2012 - Washington Post
The post-election discussion on the right reflects a more fundamental shift that has been happening for months among several core Republican constituencies, with a growing number of evangelical leaders, business executives and law enforcement officials expressing support for legalizing immigrants. Some of the movement has come about as part of a new campaign called “Bibles, Badges and Businesses,” orchestrated by the National Immigration Forum.
November 09, 2012 - National Journal
Obama must fulfill his campaign promise and work with congressional leaders to create a common-sense immigration process that treats all people with dignity. And Republicans must choose pragmatism over extremism on immigration, putting forward practical solutions that create a roadmap to citizenship for aspiring Americans. Democrats want it. Republicans need it. With enough pressure from Americans of all political stripes, they’ll get it done.
November 09, 2012 - Huffington Post Live
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November 08, 2012 - The Hill
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on Thursday pushed his colleagues to take up immigration reform, taking to Twitter to call for a comprehensive solution.The issue has come front and center for Republicans after they were walloped by Democrats among Hispanic voters in Tuesday's election: GOP nominee Mitt Romney won just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote to Obama's 71.
November 08, 2012 - CNN
When it comes to crafting a 21st century immigration process, Bibles, badges and business are ready to work with both Democrats and Republicans to reach a consensus. Americans are ready for a just immigration system that treats all people with dignity and respect. Our leaders in Washington -- of both parties -- can and must deliver. As we saw Tuesday, their electability may depend on it.
November 08, 2012 - ABC News/Univision
Immigration reform. It's the talk of the town post-election. Senate Democrats, Republican leaders and some business titans are all saying that reform should happen early in President Barack Obama's second term, an idea that's been catapulted forward by the pivotal role Latinos played in the election. The president is on board, too. If the temperature is right for reform then it will be up to Washington to make it happen.
November 07, 2012 - Wall Street Journal
Last month, White House officials met with advocates of an immigration overhaul. In the meeting in the West Wing, advocates told the president that "he has to lead in a way that brings conservatives and moderates to the table," said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a nonpartisan immigration advocacy group. Mr. Noorani added that the president's victory speech early Wednesday "was a pretty tremendous step in that direction."