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The Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus


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. 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. 

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.


Materials & More Information

Letter to Congress

Letter from business leaders calling on Congress to pass a permanent solution for Dreamers

Statement: ANIC Members Renew Call for Congress to Act Following the Death of at Least 50 Migrants in Texas

Bipartisan Coalition Grows as DACA, Border Solutions Hang in the Balance

Moms, Farmers, and Business Owners Call on Congress to Pass Immigration Reform to Address Food Security, Inflation 

Over 400 Members of Agriculture Workforce Coalition Call for Immigration Reform to Reduce Consumer Costs and Promote Food Security

The Burden is On Congress to Act, Say 35 ANIC Coalition Members Following 5th Circuit DACA Ruling

Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus Praises U.S. Senate Efforts to Address Border, Dreamers in Final Weeks of Congress

Coalition Praises Movement to Address Food Prices, Agriculture Workforce 

Coalition Praises Congress’ Movement on Immigration

Broad Coalition Calls for Border Solutions

Broad Coalition Renews Call for Border Resources, Solutions

Coalition Praises Bipartisan Efforts in Congress

Americans, United, Support Permanent Dreamer Solutions

Bipartisan Groups Urge Senators to Stay at the Negotiating Table on Border Security

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