The Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus

About

At no other point in recent history has the need for immigration reform been greater than it is today. Simply put, the system is broken, and the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus (ANIC) is looking to solve this problem now. The Alliance is a diverse group of leaders from the faith, business, agriculture, education, and national security communities, as well as advocates from across the political spectrum working to advance bipartisan legislative solutions on immigration reform and border security during the 117th Congress. Read the Alliance’s letter to Congress here.

ANIC  builds on two pieces of work that took shape over the course of 2021. Powerful efforts were made by a range of immigrant rights, labor and progressive organizations urging the White House and Congressional Democrats to include reforms in the Build Back Better budget reconciliation package. Simultaneously, the Center-Right Working Group (CRWG), consisting of a range of industry, faith and advocacy organizations, worked to build support for bipartisan legislative solutions that provide permanent legal protections and other reforms for Dreamers, TPS recipients, and agricultural workers.

Our goal is the enactment of incremental immigration and border security legislation in 2022. ANIC believes that reaching a legislative consensus on incremental reforms to our immigration system in the short term can lead to larger, more systemic bipartisan reforms in the future. 

In 2022, we call on Congress to:

  1. Provide permanent legal protections and other needed reforms for Dreamers, agricultural workers, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders; and
  2. Adopt a modern approach to securing the border by investing in smart border security and improving infrastructure at ports of entry. Simultaneously, Congress should focus on addressing the urgent need for secure, orderly, and compassionate processing at the border.         

Over the long term, Congress must enact transformational, bipartisan, and practical reforms that promote economic growth and reflect American values. This includes addressing the broader population of undocumented immigrants and asylees and fixing the legal visa system. The time for action is now.

Members

  • AmericanHort
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Asian American Christian Collaborative
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Bipartisan Policy Center Action
  • Border Perspective
  • Business Roundtable
  • California Farm Bureau Federation
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • Council on National Security and Immigration
  • Essential Worker Immigration Coalition
  • The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Evangelical Immigration Table
  • FWD.us
  • Gaby Pacheco
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • Idaho Dairymen’s Association
  • Improve the Dream
  • International Fresh Produce Association
  • Migration and Refugee Services, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • National Association of Evangelicals
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Immigration Forum
  • National Latino Evangelical Coalition
  • National Retail Federation
  • National Roofing Contractors Association
  • Niskanen Center
  • Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
  • State Business Executives
  • The Episcopal Church
  • The LIBRE Initiative
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Western Growers
  • World Relief

Materials & More Information

Letter to Congress

Press Coverage

Related Topics

Border Legal Immigration Skills and Workforce Development The Undocumented

Learn More

Read more about Fact Sheet: What is WIOA Title II and Who Does it Serve?

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: What is WIOA Title II and Who Does it Serve?

Read more about Legislative Bulletin — Thursday, May 26, 2022

Legislative Bulletin

Legislative Bulletin — Thursday, May 26, 2022

Read more about Legislative Bulletin — Friday, May 20, 2022

Legislative Bulletin

Legislative Bulletin — Friday, May 20, 2022