ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

American Conservative Union Endorses Immigration Reform

Rate this Entry

The ACU, the oldest membership-based conservative group in the US, has issued a letter strongly endorsing immigration reform. One more sign that immigration reform WILL happen this year. Here's the ACU statement:



"President Obama and the liberals in the Senate have planned for a
long time to use executive power and push legislation that would
legalize those immigrants here illegally quickly with no border
security, no interior security, and no reform of our legal immigration
process.  Given President Obama's history of executive action, simply
opposing immigration reform should not be the conservative response to
this problem.  We believe conservatives should be leading the way on
this issue by supporting legislation that upholds conservative
principles.


Conservatives are ready to support immigration reform, so long as it
is pro-economic growth, strengthens families, fosters assimilation and
prevents another wave of illegal immigration from happening again.  The
immigration bill being taken up in the Senate is an important starting
point in the effort to improve what even those opposed to the bill agree
is a failed and broken system.  The bill includes triggers to insure
border security and interior security before any immigrant is given
permanent legal status.  It includes a guest worker program that moves
us toward a merit-based system.  Notably, these are all key features
that President Obama has vociferously opposed and undermined during his
four years in office and are provisions that conservatives have been
advocating for decades.


This legislation is not perfect.  We do not expect the bill without
amendments to pass, and we encourage good-faith amendments to improve
the legislation.  We are encouraged by the starting point that Senator
Rubio and his Republican colleagues have gotten leading liberals in the
Senate to agree to.  We believe they are working in good faith to
improve the bill and we support a fair, open and transparent legislative
process.  We ask that conservatives in the Senate work to improve the
legislation.  America needs immigration reform.  As the Democrats run
the Senate, the ball is in their court.  They can work with
conservatives to improve the legislation to foster growth and security
and help be a part of solving the problem.  Or they can undermine it, by
putting partisan politics over sound public policy."



 

Submit "American Conservative Union Endorses Immigration Reform" to Facebook Submit "American Conservative Union Endorses Immigration Reform" to Twitter Submit "American Conservative Union Endorses Immigration Reform" to Google Submit "American Conservative Union Endorses Immigration Reform" to StumbleUpon Submit "American Conservative Union Endorses Immigration Reform" to Reddit Submit "American Conservative Union Endorses Immigration Reform" to Digg Submit "American Conservative Union Endorses Immigration Reform" to del.icio.us

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

  1. George Chell's Avatar
    Cato = American Conservative
    Heritage + National Review + Center for Immigration Studies + FAIR + Numbers USA = American Racists
  2. CIR2013's Avatar
    GO OBAMA GO USA CIR2013 YES WE CAN!!
Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: