Forum in the News
April 29, 2013 - Politico
Republican mega-bundler Paul Singer has quietly gotten involved in the fight for immigration reform, making a six-figure donation to a group involved in marshaling conservatives to support an overhaul of federal laws, POLITICO has learned. Singer, the hedge fund billionaire who has become one of the Republican Party’s most prolific donors and bundlers over the past seven years, made the donation to the National Immigration Forum. The group has been focusing, in part, on getting support from the business community, faith leaders and law enforcement for the reform effort.
April 26, 2013 - Fox News Latino
A former spokeswoman for one of the country’s leading immigration lobby groups will be the Obama administration’s new Director of Hispanic Media, according to her former employer and the person who held the job in the president’s first term. Katherine Vargas, who worked for the National Immigration Forum in Washington D.C., will be succeeding Luis Miranda, who was the White House communications adviser on Latino issues.
April 26, 2013 - Arizona Republic
Members of the so-called Gang of Eight that negotiated the sweeping immigration-reform bill in the Senate say they believe a vast majority of their colleagues will vote for the measure, which would boost border security and set an estimated 11 million immigrants on a path to legal status. Sens. John McCain and Chuck Schumer said Thursday that winning as many as 70 votes would be a show of force that could help sway the reluctant House to pass the bill.
April 26, 2013 - Kansas City Star
Barack Obama enjoys unprecedented backing for an overhaul of U.S. immigration law. He is backed by a strong coalition of the faith, business and law enforcement groups. For months, a bipartisan “gang of eight” senators has been at work preparing reform legislation. A new poll released by the National Immigration Forum Action Fund shows that a majority of Americans — even a majority of Republicans — support reforms, including a pathway to citizenship for those who have entered the country illegally.
April 26, 2013 - National Journal
Some polls show waning resistance from Republican voters. A survey sponsored by pro-reform groups and conducted by The Winston Group, a Republican polling firm, found 67 percent of Republicans support the provisions in the bill—even after they are told a number of criticisms, including that it was written in secret and rushed. A majority of Republicans also said they think the bill will benefit the economy.
April 25, 2013 - Houston Chronicle
Based on a new national poll, immigration reform might not be as ideological an issue as we think — at least in the traditional left-right sense. While members of Congress continue to play tug-of-war over issues like border security and pathways to citizenship, a recent poll shows Americans aren’t as divided as their representatives.
April 25, 2013 - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Some 36 current state attorneys general and 76 former state attorneys general have signed and delivered letters to House and Senate leaders asking both chamber to move quickly on immigration reform, according to the National Immigration Forum. "The message sent by these leaders who have dedicated their lives to keep our communities safe represents the far reaching momentum that exists for common sense immigration reform," said Al Noorani, executive director of the forum.
April 25, 2013 - Courier-Journal
The changing landscape, in fact, demands more of the United States in educating and preparing a well-educated work force — one outfitted with the skills necessary to compete and succeed in a global, multinational, multifaceted economy. We can no longer afford to focus only locally, we must broaden our scope. But we can make changes here at home that will help ensure our competitiveness, particularly in science and technology, where advances are occurring rapidly in ways that are shaping our economy in profound ways.
April 24, 2013 - Miami Herald
Immigrant workers who are eligible to become U.S. citizens have something to smile about: their employers may be willing to help them through the naturalization process. Tuesday, the National Immigration Forum launched a nationwide initiative at Miami Dade College to encourage businesses to help their immigrant employees become citizens.
April 23, 2013 - South Florida Business Journal
The National Immigration Forum’s Bethlehem Project began with a pilot several months ago in four cities including Miami, which has 520,000 workers who are eligible for citizenship. The other locations include Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Calif. and the Washington, D.C. metro area. The project, which launched officially on Tuesday, provides a road map of sorts for accessible citizenship assistance through a three-step process and involves local businesses to provide the time and place for these sessions.