WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leaders of center-right organizations sent a letter today to the conference committee considering Homeland Security funding, calling for an immigration solution.
The groups, including the National Immigration Forum, are urging conference committee members to act on a bipartisan solution that pairs permanent protection for Dreamers with border security funding.
“For far too long, elected officials on both sides have failed to successfully unite and work on this issue,” the letter reads. “… Despite our differences on important policy issues, we are joining together now to endorse this approach. The time is right to act. We urge lawmakers and the president to set aside partisan concerns and lead on this important goal immediately.”
“There is a compromise to be had on immigration. Lawmakers owe it to immigrants and native-born Americans alike to come together on a solution that works for all of us,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “Today’s letter reflects the diverse support for an immigration deal that protects Dreamers and keeps our border secure, and shows that such a deal would be a win for Republicans and Democrats.”
Read the full letter here.
Organizations that signed the letter:
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Glenn Hamer, President & CEO
Americans for Prosperity, Tim Philips, President
Freedom Partners, Nathan Nascimento, Executive Vice President
FWD.US, Todd Schulte, President
Hispanic Leadership Fund, Mario H. Lopez, President
National Association of Evangelicals, Leith Anderson, President
National Immigration Forum, Ali Noorani, Executive Director
Niskanen Center, Jerry Taylor, President
Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore, President
The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, Shirley V. Hoogstra, President
The LIBRE Initiative, Daniel Garza, President