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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.

Press Releases

Innovative Citizenship Initiative Launches in Los Angeles

May 14, 2013

Innovative Citizenship Initiative Launches in Los Angeles. Employees Attend Free Citizenship Workshop at American Apparel LOS ANGELES — Today, the National Immigration Forum joined American Apparel employees to launch The Bethlehem Project in Los Angeles. Through this innovative citizenship initiative, businesses partner with local immigrant-service organizations such as NALEO, APALC, CARECEN and Catholic Charities to offer their immigrant employees onsite services such as English classes,...

Senate Moves Toward Substance in Immigration Reform Debate

May 09, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a markup this morning of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, Congress takes another important step forward as it considers broad, commonsense immigration reform. With about 300 amendments introduced this week, senators are clearly prioritizing a new immigration process as they navigate the debate and move forward in bipartisan fashion. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani,...

Paul Singer Makes Significant Contribution to the National Immigration Forum Action Fund

April 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the Senate introduction of bipartisan immigration reform legislation, the National Immigration Forum Action Fund received a strong show of support from hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer to continue the bipartisan effort for common sense immigration solutions. Mr. Singer is the founder and CEO of Elliott Management, and is providing a six-figure contribution to the National Immigration Forum Action Fund’s “Bibles, Badges and Business” project to encourage...

Representatives Gutierrez and Carter Talk to San Antonio Residents about Immigration Reform

April 29, 2013

On Monday, April 29, lawmakers gave San Antonio a front row seat to the latest developments on immigration reform As the Senate moves forward on immigration reform, two members of the House of Representatives group that has been negotiating behind the scenes to develop a compromise immigration reform bill will sat down with San Antonio residents to share some of the latest developments on immigration reform and discussed the path forward for the bill. The Greater San Antonio Chamber of...

“Left. Right. Forward.” Event Sets Tone for National Conversation on Immigration

April 29, 2013

Leaders of the bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives on immigration reform make the case for comprehensive and sensible changes to immigration law. SAN ANTONIO, TX – In a wide-ranging discussion moderated by Texas Tribune Editor Evan Smith, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Rep. John Carter (R-Tex.) argued for a bipartisan, comprehensive solution to immigration and border issues. A growing consensus among members of the faith, law enforcement and business communities makes that...

Legislative Process Kicks Off in the Senate

April 26, 2013

The Senate's Comprehensive Approach Presents the only Viable Path for Success WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday’s start of the mark-up session in the Senate Judiciary Committee represents an important step forward toward a commonsense and fully comprehensive immigration reform bill. Congress has been discussing this issue for the last 10 years, and all other piecemeal attempts at immigration reform have failed. But changing public opinion on immigration reform reinforces the notion that the...

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...

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