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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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Over 100 Current and Former Attorneys General Send Letters to Congressional Leadership Urging Action

April 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, 36 current state attorneys general and 76 former state attorneys general signed and delivered letters to House and Senate Leadership outlining their positions on immigration reform and pushing both Chambers to move quickly to solve this issue. The signatories represent the consensus among this group of national and bipartisan law enforcement leaders for immigration reform that secures our border, keeps families together, sensibly deals with those already in our...

Miami’s Business Community Launches Innovative Citizenship Initiative

April 23, 2013

The InterContinental Miami, the Betsy Hotel and Miami-Dade College Participate in National Immigration Forum's Bethlehem Project MIAMI, FL. —Today, the National Immigration Forum inaugurated Miami as the official launch city for “The Bethlehem Project”. Through this innovative citizenship promotion initiative, businesses partner with immigrant-service organizations like the International Rescue Committee to offer their immigrant employees on-site services such as English classes, civic...

Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform Urge Swift Action

April 22, 2013

Current and Former Attorneys General release broad sign-on letters WASHINGTON, D.C – Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing for Senate bill S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. The hearing featured pivotal testimony from witnesses representing the many groups affected by our immigration system. Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform were represented at the hearing by Mark Shurtleff, Republican Former...

Bipartisan Senate Leaders Plan to Announce Broad Immigration Reform Legislation

April 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following months of discussion and negotiation, multiple press reports suggest that the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” in the Senate plans to announce a broad bill today to address and improve our nation’s broken immigration process. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum: “It is with a heavy heart for the victims and families of Boston that we embark on a new journey for immigration reform. Our thoughts and...

Across the Country, Energy for Broad Immigration Reform Builds As Congress Returns to Washington

April 05, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As members of Congress wrap up a two-week recess and gear up for the introduction of immigration reform legislation in both the Senate and House, momentum for broad, commonsense immigration reform has continued to build in their home districts. In an article today, POLITICO points to the broad support for reform from all parts of the political spectrum, including an “entirely new front from the right on immigration reform”. Lawmakers will return to D.C. bolstered by...

Business, Law Enforcement, Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Immigration Reform

April 04, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With both the Senate and House gearing up to introduce immigration reform legislation as soon as next week, faith, law enforcement and business leaders spoke today about the strength and support for reform that their constituencies are building locally across the country. Events during the two-week congressional recess should give lawmakers confidence as they return to Washington that their constituents support broad, commonsense reform. In a press call, leaders emphasized...

Senators Visit A More Secure Border

March 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona), Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), Charles Schumer (D-New York) and Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) will be visiting the Arizona border with Mexico to view security conditions as they continue to work on a broad immigration reform bill. The U.S. has met or surpassed most border security benchmarks the Senate developed during immigration reform debates in 2007, and the senators will find a border with increased Border Patrol staffing, better...

ICYMI: Majority of Republicans, Evangelicals Support Earned Citizenship

March 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a new, large survey released today by the Brookings Institute and the Public Religion Research Institute, 63 percent of Americans — including 56 percent of white evangelicals and 53 percent of Republicans — support a roadmap to earned citizenship as part of immigration reform. The findings increase the pressure on bipartisan leaders in Congress to include steps to earned citizenship as part of reform. The survey suggests that support for earned citizenship among...

Evangelical, Other Faith Leaders Press for Immigration Reform in Meeting with President

March 08, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the Evangelical Immigration Table and other faith luminaries met with President Obama today to discuss the need for commonsense immigration reform and the building momentum for it in Congress. The meeting took place as evangelical leaders and pastors encourage their flocks to reflect on the Bible’s words regarding how we treat our immigrant neighbors and mobilize in support of a better immigration process. Evangelical leaders continue to support broad,...

Immigration Reform Must Include Roadmap to Citizenship

March 05, 2013

Washington, D.C — In a newly published book, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and co-author Clint Bolick suggest that immigration reform need not include a pathway to citizenship. The following is a statement from Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum: “A path to citizenship will be a key part of immigration reform that Congress is working on this year. The bipartisan ‘Gang of Eight’ in the Senate have included citizenship in their principles, and their...


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