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Top Conservative Leaders Laud Successes of 2013, Urge Action on Immigration Reform in 2014

December 18, 2013

**For recording of today’s call click here.** WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform (BBB) leaders hosted a media call to highlight the progress made on immigration reform in 2013 and the opportunities 2014 holds. Speakers discussed the unique momentum for reform in the final year of the 113th Congress. The following quotes can be attributed to participants in today’s media call: Al Cardenas, Chairman, American Conservative Union: “I am...

Senate Confirms Jeh Johnson as Secretary of Homeland Security

December 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This evening, the United States Senate voted to confirm Jeh Johnson as the new Secretary of Homeland Security. After the confirmation, Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement: “We congratulate Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on his appointment to one of the most challenging jobs in Washington. “He comes into the position at a crucial time for immigration: tasked with enforcing a broken system while...

ICYMI: Bipartisan Budget Vote Sets Stage for Immigration Reform

December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a strong example of bipartisan agreement, the House of Representatives passed a two-year budget deal on Thursday in a 332-94 vote. Speaker John Boehner showed emphatic support for the agreement, perhaps foreshadowing the path forward for bipartisan immigration reform efforts in 2014. “Our lawmakers’ abilities to work across the aisle will continue to be crucial for us to overhaul our broken immigration system,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National...

As President Speaks, Americans are Ready for Immigration Reform

November 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This afternoon, President Obama gave a speech on immigration reform in San Francisco. The following is a statement from Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, regarding President Obama’s speech: “President Obama is right when he says ‘it is long past time to reform an immigration system that doesn’t serve America as well as it should.’ And America agrees. “According to a report today from the nonpartisan Public Religion Research...

Cantor: ‘We Remain Committed’ to Immigration Reform

November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a conversation with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05) this afternoon on the floor of the House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA-07) spoke of Republicans’ commitment to immigration reform, although he would not commit to a timeline. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, issued the following statement regarding Majority Leader Cantor’s comments: “Both parties recognize that our immigration system is broken, and both...

It’s Time to Turn Assurances into Action

November 13, 2013

Speaker Boehner’s Comments Emphasize Need to Act WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a press conference this morning, Speaker John Boehner spoke of the path forward for immigration reform in the House and reaffirmed his commitment to getting immigration reform done. Tomorrow, faith, law enforcement and business leaders are coming together for a press conference to further double down on the urgency of reform. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, issued the following...

President Obama: “Let’s Get Immigration Reform Done in a Bipartisan Fashion”

October 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier today, President Obama delivered prepared remarks where he once again called for a bipartisan solution to our broken immigration system. Speaking at the White House, Obama cited the unprecedented support that immigration reform has from the faith, business and law enforcement communities. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement regarding President Obama’s remarks. “In the past two days, leaders from...

Speaker Boehner is “Hopeful” On Immigration Reform This Year

October 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, while addressing reporters during a question and answer session, House Speaker John Boehner (OH-08) held open the possibility of bringing up immigration reform for a vote on the House floor this year. Ali Noorani, Executive Director at the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement regarding Speaker Boehner’s remarks. “We welcome Speaker Boehner’s remarks on the possibility that immigration reform will come up for a vote this year....

Republicans Continue Immigration Work Behind the Scenes

October 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post reported today that House Republicans are working to address some of the thorniest issues on immigration reform. According to the Journal, Republican Congressmen Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) and Darrell Issa (CA-49) are working separately on measures that would address the legal status of 11 million undocumented immigrants, give them a chance to get right with the law and, in Issa’s case, offer certain undocumented immigrants...

Statement on Jeh Johnson’s Nomination As Secretary of Homeland Security

October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this afternoon, President Obama formally announced Jeh Johnson’s nomination as the next Secretary of Homeland Security. After the announcement, Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement: “Jeh Johnson is primed to take over one of the most challenging jobs in Washington. “Should he be confirmed, he’ll immediately be thrust into a position of enforcing a broken immigration system until immigration reform...

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