Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2022) – The Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus (ANIC) released the following statement today praising the bipartisan effort led by U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to restore order at the border and deliver a pathway to legal status for Dreamers:
“An overwhelming majority of Americans are calling for leadership out of Washington right now to restore order at the border and deliver solutions for Dreamers,” said the Alliance for New Immigration Consensus (ANIC), a bipartisan coalition of 36 faith, business, education, agriculture, and other advocacy organizations. “Senators Tillis and Sinema have introduced a thoughtful foundation that reflects years of bipartisan debate and policy proposals. We urge more of their colleagues to come to the table. American voters will stand with those who advance common-sense solutions in the final weeks of the 117th Congress to bolster border security and protect Dreamers, as well as update agriculture workforce programs to reduce food prices and counter labor shortages.”
In new polling of 1,000 registered voters, 73% overall, including 70% of self-identified conservatives, support “Republicans and Democrats working together now, in 2022, on immigration reforms that strengthen border security, allow immigrants brought to the United States as children to earn citizenship, and ensure a legal, reliable workforce for America’s farmers and ranchers.” The poll was conducted by the National Immigration Forum in conjunction with The Bullfinch Group and was in the field Nov. 18-22, 2022.
About the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus
The Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus (ANIC) is a public coalition of faith, business, agriculture, education, national security and advocacy organizations working to build support for bipartisan legislative solutions that strengthen border security as well as provide permanent legal protections and other reforms for Dreamers, TPS recipients and agricultural workers in 2022. To learn more about ANIC’s efforts, visit www.anic.co.