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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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Report to Deport: Another Distraction from Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

July 30, 2008

Washington, DC – According to news reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Assistant Secretary Julie Myers told a national TV audience that the Bush Administration would soon announce a “self-deportation” policy.  Speaking through a translator on Univision network’s Sunday public affairs program “Al Punto,” Myers indicated ICE would ask people to get their personal affairs in this country in order and voluntarily come forward for deportation.  The following is a statement by Ali...

Department of Homeland Security or Department of Economic Ruin?

July 25, 2008

Washington, DC - On Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 11 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law will hold a hearing on "Immigration Raids: Postville and Beyond."  The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington. Two months after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted the largest immigration...

The Presidential Candidates and Immigration: A Good Start, but More Work—and Leadership—Needed

July 15, 2008

Washington, DC - As the two presumptive party nominees for President wrap up a period of high-profile outreach to Latino voters, the National Immigration Forum urges both campaigns to look beyond Latino voters to the broader, diverse universe of immigrants and immigrant voters.  The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, pro-immigrant advocacy organization. At the gatherings of LULAC1, NALEO2, and NCLR3, Sen. Barack Obama...

Dying on the Road to Deportation

June 05, 2008

Washington, DC - On Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law will hold a hearing on "Problems with Immigration Detainee Medical Care." The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington. On June 27, 2006, Yusif Osman, an immigrant from Ghana, West Africa, died while in...

House Hearing on Immigration Raids Comes at a Critical Moment

May 21, 2008

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, May 20, 2008, the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on immigration and workplace raids, chaired by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). The following is a statement by Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington. This hearing could not come at a more critical moment in the national immigration debate.  The front pages of...

House Hearings to Shed Light on Flawed Immigration Proposals

May 19, 2008

Washington, DC - Today, the Social Security subcommittee of the House Ways & Means Committee will hold a hearing on Employment Eligibility Verification Systems and the Potential Impacts on SSA's Ability to Serve Retirees, People with Disabilities, and Workers.  This is first in a series of House hearings related to mandatory Electronic Employment Verification Systems.   The following is a statement by Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication and spokesman for the National Immigration Forum, a...

Across America, Immigration Raids Greet Pope Benedict XVI

May 17, 2008

Washington, DC – The following is a statement by Douglas Rivlin, Director of Communication for the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington. At the same moment that Pope Benedict XVI was admonishing President Bush that the U.S. must treat immigrants with dignity and humanity, the Bush Administration was rounding up immigrant workers in raids in at least five states across the country.  What a black eye for the President and for the United...

Ali Noorani To Lead National Immigration Forum: Massachusetts Advocate To Serve In Position Held By Frank Sharry

May 15, 2008

Washington, DC - The Board of Directors of the National Immigration Forum announced today that Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the Boston-based Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition will be the next Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, one of the nation's preeminent pro-immigrant advocacy organizations. Noorani has served as the MIRA Coalition's Executive Director since 2003.  Under his leadership, MIRA has more than tripled its staff and programs, and...

Raids, Rights, and the Rule of Law: A Critical Need for Oversight and Reform

February 14, 2008

Washington, DC - Today, the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law holds a "Hearing on Problems with ICE Interrogation, Detention, and Removal Procedures."  The following is a statement by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Deputy Director for Legal Affairs at the National Immigration Forum, a pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington. During the past year, thousands of immigrants have been arrested in factories, meatpacking...

Immigration Issue Not Shaping Up to be the Republican Electoral Wedge Some Predicted

January 31, 2008

Washington, DC - Yesterday, Sen. John McCain won the Florida Republican presidential primary.  The following is a statement by Douglas Rivlin, Communication Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington. Based on exit polls provided by CNN, which included questions about immigration and ethnicity, the results of the Florida primary are further evidence that the immigration issue is not shaping up to be the wedge issue some had hoped it...


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