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Eliminating Illegal Immigration: America Needs Immigration Reform not the 287(g) Enforcement Program

October 16, 2009

  Washington, DC – Today the Department of Homeland Security announced a new standardized 287(g) program, which provides a means for state and local police to get involved in immigration enforcement.  (A backgrounder on the current state of the 287(g) program was posted on the Forum’s ImmPolitic blog Thursday).  All previous 287(g) agreements with state and local entities were to have been revamped and renegotiated under a new set of guidelines put in place by Secretary Janet Napolitano in...

Moving Forward Together: Families, Veterans, Clergy, Members of Congress Push for Immigration Reform

October 14, 2009

  U.S. Capitol Event Drives Home Message: Don’t Break Up Our Families   Washington, DC – Today, the Reform Immigration FOR America campaign brought together immigrant and veterans’ families, clergy, and Members of Congress for a vigil on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to renew the push for comprehensive immigration reform in the 111th Congress.  Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), flanked by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Chair...

Detention Reform: At Last

October 06, 2009

      good plans must be followed by action   Washington, DC – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made public a review of its scandal-plagued immigration detention system.  With the release of the report, DHS committed to a series of changes to create a detention system more appropriate to a largely non-criminal population that is charged with committing administrative immigration law offenses.   The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National...

Developments in 287g Enforcement Program Add Urgency to Immigration Reform Fight

October 06, 2009

    Washington, DC – Last week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona reportedly signed a curtailed 287(g) agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to allow deputies to enforce immigration laws under the supervision of DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.  Apparently, while Sheriff Arpaio sought to renew his partnership with ICE to continue his controversial roundups of Latinos and immigrants by Sheriff’s Deputies, DHS officials instead renewed...

The Writing on the Wall: Immigration Reform is Inevitable

October 02, 2009

Washington, DC – Today, the New York Times reports that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to prepare to process the visa applications that would be generated if comprehensive immigration reform with a broad legalization component passes the Congress in the next year.  Referring to the expected surge in processing, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas told the Times, “We are under way to prepare for that.”  The following...

Immigration Reform’s Urgency: Deaths at the Border Aren’t Falling

September 30, 2009

  Washington, DC – The Washington Post and other papers are reporting today on a new report by human rights groups in Mexico and the United States that shows that deaths along the border between the two countries are still alarmingly high.  Depending on which country’s figures you follow, 350-500 people perish per year attempting to enter 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...

Push for DREAM Act Gains Steam

September 23, 2009

more than 125 student-led events across the Country call for action on bipartisan immigration legislation   Washington, DC – Today, the United We DREAM Coalition is organizing a day of action with more than 125 events in 26 states in support of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act or DREAM Act, bipartisan legislation that will benefit talented immigrant kids who attend college or serve in the military. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the...

The Real Questions About Immigrants and Health Insurance Reform

September 21, 2009

  Washington, DC – Today, the Senate Finance Committee begins marking-up legislation introduced by Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), a process that could take several days..  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.   As we predicted, the politics of immigration have been dragged into the politics of health insurance reform.  It is now crystal clear that no issue of...

Rep. Gutierrez Pledges to Introduce Progressive Immigration Reform Bill

September 17, 2009

  Washington, DC – Today, during a community dialogue event in Washington D.C. with immigrants and new citizens celebrating Citizenship Day, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) vowed to introduce an inclusive and progressive comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next several weeks.  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.   We praise Representative Gutierrez for...

Immigration Reform Advocates Mourn The Loss Of Senator Kennedy

August 26, 2009

Washington, DC – 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.   As the head of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition in Boston before coming to the Forum, I witnessed the deep personal commitment Senator Kennedy felt for immigrants and for fixing America’s immigration laws.  After a devastating raid in New Bedford in 2007, Senator Kennedy and...


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