NEWS FROM THE IW NETWORK                    

EVENT WITH NORTH CAROLINA CONGRESSWOMAN

In February 2014, ImmigrationWorks USA cosponsored a forum in Raleigh with Rep. Renee Ellmers and a dozen of her North Carolina constituents, who described how immigration reform would affect them and their communities. Participants included a diverse group of faith leaders and employers who hire immigrants, high-skilled and low-skilled – spokesmen for Cisco, Caterpillar, Golden Corral, the NC Episcopal Diocese and a local Catholic diocese, among others.

EVENT

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A DINNER SERIES FOR BUSINESS LEADERS AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

As debate intensified in the House, ImmigrationWorks continued its series of small off-the-record dinners bringing together business leaders and members of Congress on the front lines of the debate about immigration. Among the lawmakers who have attended dinners: Sens. Michael Bennet and Mike Lee and Reps. Raul Labrador and Ted Poe. Business attendees have included executives from Washington trade associations and national corporations as well as business leaders from the members' home districts.

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EMPLOYER OP-ED CAMPAIGN

During the 2013 August recess, ImmigrationWorks recruited a dozen employers nationwide to publish op-ed pieces in their local newspapers. The topic: why they hire immigrant workers and what they need from immigration reform. Signatories included the president of the New Mexico Chile Association, a Colorado hotelier and the vice president of a large Texas construction firm. Together, the pieces reached more than 1.9 million readers in districts represented by lawmakers whose support will be needed to pass reform in the House.

OP-ED CAMPAIGN

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TEXAS AND ARIZONA EMPLOYERS ASK FOR MORE WORKER VISAS

In July 2013, more than 270 Texas and Arizona business leaders signed letters to their congressional representatives, urging them to support a temporary worker program for less-skilled immigrants. ImmigrationWorks worked with state groups to coordinate the letters. The principal goal: to persuade House Judiciary Committee members Lamar Smith and Trent Franks to support worker visas.

LETTERS

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ARCHIVED SUCCESS STORIES


Republicans and Democrats search for common ground, September 2013
Event with Texas congressman, August 2013
Grassroots toolkit, summer 2013
Employers brief Republican Policy committee, July 2013
Report on less-skilled immigrant workers, June 2013
Championing less-skilled worker visas, summer 2013
CEO discusses economic benefits of reform, June 2013
Democrat and Republican discuss bipartisan lawmaking, June 2013
A survey of H-2B employers, June 2013
A series of Capitol Hill briefings, spring and summer 2013
Survey on E-Verify use in the restaurant industry, April 2013

A series of regional events for growers who rely on immigrant workers, February 2013
Capitol Hill briefing with business advocates, January and March 2013
A market-based worker visa program, fall 2012 and winter 2013
An event to discuss the significance of the Latino vote, December 2012
Agricultural op-ed campaign, fall 2012
A second regional growers' event, September 2012
Midwest collaboration and listening tour, 2011-2012
Employers and progressive lawmakers speak out, July 2012
On the case when the Supreme Court ruled, June 2012
A new report on immigration lawmaking in the states, June 2012
Brainstorming about a market-based worker visa program, May 2012
Capitol Hill briefing on fixes to the legal immigration system, April 2012
Testifying in the states, Winter 2012
North Carolina H-2A event, February 2012
A toolkit for the 2012 state legislative sessions, February 2012
A symposium on reframing the immigration debate, January 2012
Can state lawmakers help employers hire legal immigrants? Winter 2012
A step-by-step approach to fixing the legal immigration system, Fall 2011
State champions of better law bring their message to Washington, July 2011
IW report on immigration lawmaking in the states, July 2011
Working with business coalitions in battleground states, 2011
A survey of H-2B employers, April 2011
A economic study refuting myths about the H-2B program, November 2010
A new report on threatened Arizona copycat laws, October 2010
Capitol Hill employer briefing, May 2010
IW poll on immigration, Spring 2010
IW holds it fourth annual summit, August 2010
IW and its affiliates make their voices heard campaign, Spring 2010
IW New York launches petition drive, February 2010
Business working group, 2009
IW participates in the debate on immigration reform, Summer 2009
IW recess campaign, Summer 2009
IW National Summit, June 2009
IW Atlanta Summit, September 2008
IW report on state legislative activity in 2008
Changing the conversation in Arizona
Hand-to-hand combat in Georgia

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IW IN THE NEWS

What Obama's action means for immigrants
U.S. News & World Report
November 21, 2014
 
Immigration reform is just too hard for Congress
Bloomberg
November 20, 2014
 
Half of Americans don't want Obama to act on his own on immigration reform 
The Business Journals
November 19, 2014 
 
Business groups unhappy with Obama on immigration
CQ Roll Call
November 19, 2014
 
Few happy with expected immigration move
U.S. News & World Report
November 13, 2014 
 
Immigration divides Washington; permanent resolution unlikely
NPR
November 13, 2014 
 
Business leaders hope shifts in Congress will bring tax reform
NPR
November 5, 2014
 
Businesses see hope for stalled agenda after midterm elections
Wall Street Journal
November 4, 2014
 
Why putting off immigration reform won't make it any easier
Washington Post
September 9, 2014
 
Political shift stalls efforts to overhaul immigration
New York Times
September 7, 2014
 
The politics of executive amnesty: Obama would be 'pointing a gun at sitting senators and firing'
Breitbart
August 27, 2014
 
Solution to border crisis is to expand temporary foreign worker programs
National Journal
August 26, 2014
 
White House meets with big biz on immigration
Politico
August 18, 2014

Amid influx of immigrants, Obama is to skip border visit on Texas trip
New York Times
July 3, 2014

How immigration reform died

Politico
June 27, 2014

The one House race where immigration matters

Politico
May 6, 2014

Boehner's mixed messages on immigration reform
Washington Times
May 5, 2014

Military bill tests U.S. immigration reform
Financial Times
May 1, 2014

Boehner's immigration problem
The Hill
April 26, 2014

GOP all dressed up for immigration, but nowhere to go
UPI
March 19, 2014

What deportations mean for U.S. businesses

Marketplace
March 17, 2014

Insecurity goes a long way toward successful students
New York Post
February 24, 2014

Obama pressured on deportations as talks fade
Bloomberg
February 24, 2014
 
Activists fear House GOP is backing off reform
MSNBC
February 7, 2014

Immigration reform's other hurdle
Politico
February 5, 2014

Immigration moving again, but success still uncertain
Cronkite News
February 5, 2014

Obama's strategy: Give room to House Republicans
The Hill
February 1, 2014

Republicans propose legal status for immigrants
McClatchy Washington Bureau
January 31, 2014

GOP's immigration blueprint divides reformers
Time
January 31, 2014

House GOP raises hope for immigration reform

Fiscal Times
January 31, 2014

What business groups like about House GOP principles
The Business Journals
January 30, 2014

GOP principles offer legal status but no citizenship
International Business Times
January 30, 2014


House Republican leadership unveils immigration principles
The Guardian
January 30, 2014

Boehner must decide on immigration
The Hill

January 29, 2014

A special pathway to compromise
Bloomberg BNA
January 22, 2014

S.C. blazes tough trail on immigration
McClatchy Washington Bureau
January 17, 2014

Republican plan offers up to 6.5 million legalization
Latino Post
January 15, 2014

Republican imm. ideas could legalize up to 6.5 million
New York Times
January 14, 2014
 
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