National Immigration Forum

Practical Solutions for Immigrants and America

Media

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.

Press Releases

Raids, Roundups, Rate Increases, and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric…What A Way To Celebrate The Holidays

December 22, 2006

Washington, DC - The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington, DC. A year that once held so much promise for improving America's immigration system is closing on several down notes.  While there is great hope for accomplishing a major overhaul of our legal immigration system next year, 2006 is ending with raids, roundups, rate increases, and renewed anti-immigrant hostility. The...

The Surprise Winner in This Year’s Election is…Comprehensive Immigration Reform

November 09, 2006

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan pro-immigrant advocacy group in Washington, DC. What a difference an election makes.  After all the pre-election prognostication and campaign mudslinging, the pundits and operatives are forced to step back, quiet down, and listen closely to the voters.  Spin yields to facts as election results, exit polling, and seat counts offer up statistical evidence of...

As the President Signs the Fence Bill, We Don’t Know Whether to Laugh or to Cry…

October 26, 2006

Washington, DC – The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a pro-immigrant advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. We don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.  On the one hand, signing this bill is a sorry ending to two years of often serious deliberations.  For a time this past spring it seemed as if the President, the Senate, and the American people were moving inexorably towards overhauling our dysfunctional immigration system...

Our Congress Debated Immigration Reform for Two Years, and All We Got Was This Lousy Fence Bill?

October 04, 2006

Washington, DC – The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan pro-immigration advocacy group. How did we get from there to here? The past two years has witnessed an extraordinary set of developments in the U.S. immigration policy debate.  It’s worth recalling some of the high and low lights. Following his re-election, President George W. Bush makes comprehensive immigration reform a top priority for his second...

Immigration Debate Today: House Plays Predictable Politics, While Senate Signals Sensibility

September 21, 2006

Washington, DC – The following is a statement by Angela Kelley, Deputy Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan pro-immigration advocacy group. In stark contrast to today’s actions by the House of Representatives, Senate leaders in both parties have indicated their intention to reject efforts to attach piecemeal enforcement measures on the pending Homeland Security appropriations bill. From Republican Senators Thad Cochran (MS), Arlen Specter (PA), and Larry Craig...

Fences Won’t Fix The Problem: Piecemeal Reform Will Yield Piecemeal Results

September 14, 2006

Washington, DC – The following is a statement by Angela Kelley, Deputy Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan pro-immigration advocacy group. Today, the House is expected to debate and pass a bill to construct 700 miles of border fence.  The bill was technically introduced yesterday, but it is a bill that has already passed this Congress as part of the controversial House immigration bill (H.R. 4437), which also would make felons out of all undocumented...

Failure to Act; Failure to Lead: House Leaders Fumble Immigration Debate

September 12, 2006

Washington, DC – The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan pro-immigration advocacy group. With today’s immigration “forum” among House GOP leaders, it is clear that workable border security and immigration reform will have to wait until next year.  The GOP in the House has been hijacked by enforcement-only hardliners, who neither make up a majority of the American people, nor even a majority of the Republican...

What Now for the Nation’s Immigration Debate?

July 28, 2006

The following backgrounder was written by Frank Sharry, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. MEMO TO CONGRESS: THE PUBLIC WANTS THEIR LEADERS TO, UM, LEADImmigration is now a top-tier public policy priority for American voters.  Americans want action, and they want action this year.  And they have made it clear through numerous polls that the kind of action they want combines increased border security, tougher penalties on employers who hire those here illegally, more...

House “Faux” Hearings Reveal Restrictionists Have “No Game”

July 20, 2006

"We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time." -- Rep. Steve King (R-IA), quoted by The Hill, equating the containment of immigrants to that of livestock (7/13/06) Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives continues its series of post-passage immigration hearings with a panel in the Education and Workforce Committee.  This follows...

House Hearings Reinforce False Choice Facing Country On Border Security

July 07, 2006

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, and continuing today the House of Representatives began a series of field hearings ostensibly to examine issues related to immigration reform.  The following is a statement by Angela Kelley, Deputy Director of the National Immigration Forum, a pro-immigrant advocacy organization. Members of the House of Representatives seeking delay of immigration reform are framing the debate as a choice between border security or comprehensive immigration reform.  The point they...


Page 42 of 46 pages ‹ First  < 40 41 42 43 44 >  Last ›

Get Email Updates



Updates Daily News Clips
 If you are a journalist looking for specific information, please contact:
 
Mario Moreno
Communications Associate
 
(202) 347-0040
media@immigrationforum.org
Crossroads Campaign Solutions