Forum in the News
October 28, 2013 - MSNBC
Ali Noorani, whose group National Immigration Forum is bringing hundreds of conservative leaders to Washington on Tuesday to lobby for reform, said he couldn’t understand Rubio’s motives even from a raw political perspective. “It’s a real mystery,” he told msnbc. “Find me a politician who’s won on the ‘I was for it before I was against it’ strategy.”
October 26, 2013 - New York Times
WASHINGTON — A push to bring immigration legislation to the House floor, led by an unusual coalition of business executives, prominent conservatives and evangelical leaders, threatens to create another schism in the Republican Party and could have a noticeable effect on campaign contributions before the midterm elections. Several Republican executives and donors who are part of a lobbying blitz coming to Capitol Hill next week said they were considering withholding, or had already decided to withhold, future financial support to Republican lawmakers they believe are obstructing progress on immigration.
October 26, 2013 - Christian Post
Hundreds of conservative leaders from across the nation will meet in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to take their message of immigration reform to Congress, which is now expected to address the issue after having dealt with the partial government shutdown and the debt-ceiling. The event, "Americans for Reform: Immigration Reform for our Economy, Faith and Security," is aimed at sending the "unified message" of conservative faith, law enforcement and business leaders that Congress needs to take up broad immigration reform and keep it moving forward, the organizers say.
October 26, 2013 - Washington Post
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) plans to sign on as the lone GOP member with 185 Democrats to co-sponsor a plan that would give millions of unauthorized immigrants the chance to attain citizenship. A handful of House Republicans have expressed support for citizenship legislation similar to the bipartisan bill that passed the Senate over the summer. But Denham is taking the additional — and politically provocative — step of locking arms with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and other Democrats trying to neutralize opposition from House conservatives and shake up a polarized immigration debate.
October 25, 2013 - Bloomberg Businessweek
Evangelical pastors, corporate leaders, elected Republican officials and small-government activists arrive in Washington on Oct. 28 to lobby lawmakers to revamp U.S. immigration policies before year’s end. The “conservative fly-in” will involve about 600 people and include personal meetings with at least 80 Republican members of Congress, said Ali Noorani, an organizer of the event and executive director of the National Immigration Forum.
October 23, 2013 - VOXXI
So far, House committees have approved five immigration bills, including one to ramp up border security, one to allow foreign agricultural workers to temporarily come to the U.S. and one to increase the number of visas for high-skilled immigrants.
Fleeing wrath of vicious cartels, record-breaking number of Mexicans seek political asylum in the US
October 23, 2013 - New York Daily News
On any given day, there are 31,800 detainees in more than 257 federal centers across the country, held for a variety of immigration issues, according to recent figures from the National Immigration Forum, a Washington-based nonprofit group. The daily cost of their incarceration is $5 million per day, or about $159 per person, the forum reported.
October 23, 2013 - Bloomberg Businessweek
FWD.us had a rough start, and then immigration reform fell to the wayside as fiscal issues dominated debate in Washington. But with the government open again and the debt ceiling lifted, some observers think this is immigration reform’s moment. President Obama is pushing the issue hard, and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Wednesday that he may try to hold a vote on immigration reform by the end of the year.
October 20, 2013 - Politico
With the brutal fiscal fight now in Capitol Hill’s rearview mirror, immigration reform advocates from across the spectrum are ramping up the pressure on lawmakers to pass a far-reaching overhaul this year. The more aggressive wing of the immigration reform community is launching a “week of escalation” that will target the top three House GOP leaders and roughly two dozen other Republican lawmakers. Their goal is a vote on immigration reform this year. And the Evangelical Immigration Table is releasing a letter Monday signed by top faith leaders — a missive that comes amid a nationwide prayer blitz for reform.
October 18, 2013 - Fox News Latino
They’re calling it a "fly-in." From all around the United States, some 300 conservative leaders from various religious denominations, the agricultural industry, law enforcement and business sector are planning to travel to Washington on Oct. 28 to press Republican lawmakers to work on a comprehensive immigration bill, reported USA Today.