July 4th New York Times Ad: ‘Immigrants and Immigration Strengthen Us’


Online Video Complements Full-Page Ad

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixty-five faith, business, national security and law enforcement leaders have signed on to a statement that will appear as a full-page ad in the New York Times tomorrow.

Under the headline “Immigrants and Immigration Strengthen Us,” signatories reaffirm American values of family, unity, citizenship, and looking out for one another.

Signatories include Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution; Lieutenant General (Retired) Mark Hertling, former Commander of U.S. Army Europe; Shirley Hoogstra, President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities; Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc.; Los Angeles Police Chief Michel R. Moore; Russell Moore, President, Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration. The ad will run in the Times’ D.C.-area edition.

In addition, a targeted digital ad introduced today encourages Americans to sign on to the statement.

“Our nation, and the freedoms that define it, was built by immigrants who sought a better life and safer future for their children,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “Our shared history demonstrates that a welcoming, compassionate America is a stronger one.”

“This Independence Day, we celebrate the values that define our nation and encourage all Americans to embrace an immigration approach that upholds them.”


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