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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...

President Obama Not Alone In Making Immigration Top Priority

October 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tuesday night, during an interview with Univisión, President Obama said that immigration reform legislation would be the top priority as soon as the fiscal crisis draws to a close. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement regarding President Obama’s commitment and the urgency for reform: “President Obama is not alone in making immigration reform a top priority. Across the country, local and regional conservative...

California’s Trust Act Highlights Urgency for Federal Action

October 08, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – On Saturday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Trust Act, a law that will ensure that only those unauthorized immigrants with serious criminal histories are turned over by California law enforcement for detention and not those who pose no threat to their communities. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement regarding the new California law. “In the absence of broad immigration reform, states like California...

Democrats Unveil Immigration Reform Proposal

October 02, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier this afternoon, Representatives Joe Garcia (FL-26), Judy Chu (CA-27), Steven Horsford (NV-4), Jared Polis (CO-2) and Suzan DelBene (WA-1) unveiled an immigration reform bill. Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement on what the Democratic proposal means for immigration reform moving forward: “Clearly, both Democrats and Republicans are hearing the call for broad immigration reform. This call is coming from...


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