WASHINGTON, D.C. — The LIBRE Initiative and Americans for Prosperity today announced a new campaign that expands the drive for immigration reforms in 2022.
The seven-figure Stronger U.S. campaign includes digital ads, events, and mailers in support of congressional action on solutions addressing “security at our border, the uncertainty for our Dreamers, and the economic and workforce situation in our agricultural industry.”
The announcement follows Wednesday’s launch of the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus (ANIC). It comprises nearly 30 organizations, including the National Immigration Forum, calling for bipartisan legislative solutions this year on border security and for specific immigrant populations. President Biden sounded similar themes Tuesday during his State of the Union address.
New polling reflects the urgency for reforms that address the priorities the alliance and Stronger U.S. are prioritizing: In a poll conducted Feb. 19-23, 79% of registered voters, including 76% of Republicans and 81% of white evangelical Protestants, support “Republicans and Democrats working together on immigration reforms that strengthen border security, create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, and ensure a legal, reliable workforce for America’s farmers and ranchers.” Furthermore, 72% of registered voters, including 65% of Republicans, in the poll said they support such reforms “before the November 2022 midterm elections.”
The results are in line with polling the LIBRE Initiative and Americans for Prosperity conducted last fall.
“This week’s efforts and findings point to key areas where Republicans and Democrats can find common ground, with the support of a remarkable majority of Americans,” said Ali Noorani, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum. “The message is clear: Let’s find consensus on a secure, humane approach at the border, and on solutions for people already here and contributing — Dreamers, farmworkers, and recipients of Temporary Protected Status.”