Diverse Alliance Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Roll Call
April 21, 2004
Washington, DC – Today, a remarkable alliance of business, labor, religious, ethnic, and immigrant advocacy groups ran a full-page ad in Roll Call, the newspaper of Congress, signaling their support for comprehensive immigration reform. The groups represent a broad, bipartisian, multi-sector constiuecy for fixing America’s broken immigration system, even if the details of reform are yet to be worked out.
The ad text reads in part: “We congratulate President Bush for raising the issue of comprehensive immigration reform, and we are encouraged by the interest his announcement is generating among members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle.”
Finally, the ad states: “We have different views on some aspects of the President’s proposal, but we are united in our call to the leaders of both political parties to come together in a bipartisan fashion to enact balanced comprehensive immigration reform as soon as possible…We think it’s time to roll up our sleeves, get to work, and get it right.”
The ad was signed by 24 organizations representing key constituencies covering the political spectrum:
The ad was paid for by the Statue of Liberty Campaign, a coalition that includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Service Employees International Union, the National Restaurant Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Immigration Forum.
Go to http://www.immigrationforum.org/press/articles/RolCalADfinl.pdf to view the ad.
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