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Shifting Demographics Aren’t All That Will Propel Immigration Reform

October 30, 2012 - National Journal

No matter who wins on Election Day, the president-elect will wake up on Nov. 7 to an immigration-policy challenge intensified by our nation’s demographics shift. But that shift also offers former Gov. Mitt Romney or Obama a unique opportunity to keep a campaign promise they both made: to pass immigration reform in 2013.

Retiring Utah AG Bucks Conservative Orthodoxy In Favor of ‘Practical’ Solutions

October 26, 2012 - Main Justice

“They call me a RINO (Republican in Name Only). I call myself a pragmatic conservative,” says Shurtleff, who was elected three times in Utah with an average of 64.9 percent of the vote. Main Justice caught up with Shurtleff recently to ask what drives his views. In an era of deep partisan divisions, he’s unusual for his willingness to buck conservative orthodoxy in favor of practical solutions to law enforcement.

Community Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America

October 26, 2012 - Tides Momentum Magazine

This is the new consensus on immigrants and America that is sweeping across our country – a consensus no political leader will be able to ignore. People who hold a Bible, wear a badge or own a business are all stepping forward and acknowledging that our politics around immigration are stuck in the mud and that America deserves a new, forward-looking immigration process.

Obama says immigration reform possible in next Congress

October 25, 2012 - Voxxi

NIF pointed to what they consider is a “key” example of the growing chorus of conservative voices for immigration reform. Prominent conservative leader Grover Norquist two weeks ago “spoke about the need for Republicans to get it right on immigration during their Midwest Summit.”

Study: Improved economy draws illegal immigrants

October 25, 2012 - USA Today

Noorani said the renewed rise in illegal immigration simply shows that the country's legal immigration system remains broken. "Now that our economy is recovering, the bigger question is: How is our immigration system going to serve a growing economy?" he said.

Presidential candidates vary on immigration stances

October 18, 2012 - Time Warner Cable

When it comes to laying out how each would create comprehensive immigration reform and get it through Congress, details were scarce. "What's the policy framework, what does legalization mean? What does border security mean? Etcetera. But also how will, whether it's Romney or Obama, bring republicans and democrats together?" asked Ali Noorani, National Immigration Forum Executive Director.

Norquist: More Immigrants Good Policy, Politics

October 18, 2012 - National Journal

Grover Norquist: Immigration is "the most important thing to focus on if you’re concerned with the future of the country, both as an economic power and as the serious a leader of the free world." Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist advocates comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already living in the country.

Conservatives Agree, Immigration Reform Can Be Good Policy and Good Politics

October 16, 2012 - Fox News Latino

In the Midwest, where immigrants are key to population growth, competitiveness and prosperity, Norquist told an audience of moderate and conservative business, faith and law enforcement leaders that all of us must welcome immigrants and work for better immigration policy from Washington — no matter our political leanings.

Conservative Grover Norquist Talks Immigration Reform

October 13, 2012 - ABC News/Univision

A conservative power player, best known for leading the Republican charge against tax increases, spent some time on Friday advocating for a different cause: immigration reform.

Norquist Pushes GOP toward immigration reform at Midwest immigration conference

October 12, 2012 - Agri-Pulse

Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist asked the Republican Party to reverse its hard-line stance on immigration Friday at the Midwest meeting of the Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America Conference.

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