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National Immigration Forum press releases and statements are issued to provide perspective on key policies, legislative actions, reports, and events. View our latest releases below. For prior year releases, use the navigation buttons at the bottom of this page.

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Reform Immigration FOR America: Congress, It’s Go TIme on Immigration Reform

March 11, 2010

Administration Makes Strong Commitment to Achieving Reform This Year   Washington, D.C. — Today Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum and Chair of the Reform Immigration for America Campaign met with President Obama and was joined by other immigrant rights leaders from grassroots, labor, and faith organizations for a meeting at the White House on next steps for comprehensive immigration reform legislation.   We had a lively and straightforward meeting with the...

President Obama Gets Ball Rolling on Immigration but Concrete Legislative Action is Still Needed

March 05, 2010

thousands to mobilize for Comprehensive Immigration Reform   Washington, DC –Yesterday, La Opinión and Los Angeles Times reported that President Obama met with members of his Domestic Policy to discuss strategy to advance a comprehensive immigration reform bill through Congress before the midterm elections. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-Partisan pro-immigrant advocacy organization based in Washington.   We are encouraged...

Court Evidence Reveals Collusion Between ICE and Employer

February 03, 2010

Abuse Underscores Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform   Washington, DC –Yesterday, the New York Times revealed that immigration authorities allegedly colluded with Signal International, L.L.C., a Mississippi oil rig company, to punish and deport legal immigrant workers who chose to exercise their labor rights. Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice presented evidence obtained as part of a lawsuit against the agency,...

President’s Budget Includes More Accountability in Immigration

February 02, 2010

congressional action on immigration reform still required   Washington, DC – Yesterday, President Obama unveiled his FY2011 federal budget request, including funding for immigration-related provisions such as border and interior enforcement, the immigration court system, and immigrant integration programs. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, non-profit pro-immigrant advocacy organization in Washington.   The...

Forum Ready to Work with Administration and Congress on Immigration Reform

January 28, 2010

Leaders should Work Together on Bipartisan Solutions   Washington, DC – Tonight, during the State of the Union address, President Obama said Congress must continue working to fix our broken immigration system. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, non-profit pro-immigrant advocacy organization in Washington.   Our broken immigration system is a major problem that the American people expect their elected leaders to...

Forum Praises DHS’ Decision to Expedite Adoptions for Haitian Orphans

January 19, 2010

  Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a humanitarian parole policy for Haitian orphans eligible for adoption in the United States. The announcement follows a series of policy changes to enhance American relief efforts to Haiti including Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haitian nationals living in the U.S. and a temporary halt in deportations to Haiti. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National...

Forum Applauds Department of Homeland Security Decision to Grant TPS to Haitians

January 15, 2010

Washington, DC – This week, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing thousands and nearly destroying the capital. The Department of Homeland Security has just announced it will grant Temporary Protected Status to eligible Haitian nationals in the U.S. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, non-profit pro-immigrant advocacy organization in Washington. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Haitian people...

Forum Mourns Earthquake Tragedy In Haiti

January 13, 2010

Urges President Obama to grant temporary protected status to Haitians living in the US    Washington, DC – Yesterday, a major catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, turning much of the Capital, Port-au-Prince, to dust.  It appears that casualties are mounting, and hundreds of thousands of lives are feared lost..  The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, non-profit pro-immigrant advocacy organization in Washington.   Our...

Study Makes Strong Economic Case for Immigration Reform

January 07, 2010

Reform would result in $1.5 Trillion increase in U.S. GDP   Washington, DC – Today, the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center released a new study by University of California at Los Angeles professor Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda. The study, titled “Raising the Floor for American Workers: The Economic Benefit of Comprehensive Immigration Reform” states that legalization through immigration reform along with a program that allows for future immigration based on the labor market,...

Detention Policy Changes Welcomed

December 18, 2009

Washington, DC – Yesterday, ICE announced a revised policy regarding the detention of asylum seekers who are apprehended coming to the U.S.  The administration indicated that immigrants who are identified as asylum seekers at a port of entry and are found to have a credible fear of persecution should they be returned to their country of origin will soon automatically be considered for release into the U.S. while their immigration case is pending. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani,...


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