Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform Urge Swift Action

April 22, 2013

​Current and Former Attorneys General release broad sign-on letters

WASHINGTON, D.C – Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing for Senate bill S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. The hearing featured pivotal testimony from witnesses representing the many groups affected by our immigration system.

Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform were represented at the hearing by Mark Shurtleff, Republican Former Attorney General of UtahDavid Fleming senior pastor of Houston’s Champion Forest Baptist Church, and frequent collaborator, Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

“Today’s hearing was a testament to the broad support commonsense immigration reform enjoys in America, from the National Association of Attorneys General to 76 former state attorneys general to the Evangelical Immigration Table,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “The thoughtful presentations by the full range of faith, law enforcement and business witnesses inform the negotiations that lie ahead. We are optimistic that a road to citizenship and a stable immigration system for all of America’s families and businesses will be the ultimate outcome.”