Today's Date: November 28, 2021
spermidineLIFE® Immunity+ and spermidineLIFE® Memory+ Launch in U.S.   •   Affordable ZTE Blade A7P Android Smartphone Arrives for the Holidays   •   Establishment Labs Announces Participation in the Stephens Annual Investment Conference   •   Rainer Hughes kicks off with its initiative: Little Steps To nurture the stars of tomorrow   •   Canada Post makes mail and parcel delivery more accessible to all customers   •   Integrity Announces Donation of $100,000 to Purchase Toys for Children's Health to Comfort Young Patients   •   Walmart To Participate in Both the Stephens Investment Conference and the Morgan Stanley Virtual Global Consumer & Retail Co   •   Capstone CEO To Report on Smart Mirror Launch   •   Is Your Thanksgiving Stuffing Contaminated With Toxic Lead?   •   Native Americans - Absent in Higher Education   •   Online store pauses sales during busiest buying days, encourages shoppers to send 5,000 care packages to children   •   Prime Minister and Premier of British Columbia announce new committee to address extreme weather and climate resilience in the p   •   Flora Growth Forms JV With Avaria Health and Beauty to Distribute Award-Winning Pain Products Across LATAM   •   Economic growth in Quebec's Indigenous communities--The Government of Canada announces the renewal of the True North Treasure an   •   Treasury Board of Canada President, Mona Fortier, tables the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2021-22   •   Academy Awards® Accredited Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia presents Japan Cultural Expo Project: Creation of Stories A   •   Guess?, Inc. Announces Participation at the Morgan Stanley Virtual Global Consumer & Retail Conference   •   Torrid Announces Reporting Date for Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results   •   Mary Kay Inc. and the Mary Kay Ash Foundation Further Commit to the Prevention and Elimination of Global Gender-Based Violence   •   Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada - Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnant, Recently Pregnant and
Bookmark and Share

National Immigration Forum

WASHINGTON - During his annual State of the Union address, President Obama said we should continue to work on fixing our broken immigration system. The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, non-profit pro-immigrant advocacy organization in Washington.

The President was right to focus much of his address on the economic and jobs crisis, but comprehensive immigration reform is integral to healing the American economy, and thus far, this administration has fallen short. For more than two years, the National Immigration Forum has been urging the President to play a more active leadership role and keep his promise to reform the broken immigration system. Simultaneously, we have been pressuring Republican leaders to work with Democrats to present a plan to fix this problem once and for all. What we have seen so far, from both sides, on the unfinished business of immigration reform has been tremendously disappointing.

Tonight we didn’t hear a plan from the President, and we’ve never seen one from Republicans. The majority of Americans want a bipartisan immigration solution that levels the playing field for American workers, holds crooked employers accountable, secures our nation, and requires the undocumented to pay taxes, get right with the law and legalize their status. Americans are tired of the divisive politics of yesterday, and it is time for a solution that moves us forward together.

Fixing our broken immigration system will take commitment and hard work from leaders in both parties, and since last year we have heard a lot of talk about the desperate need to fix this problem. While the President missed an opportunity to lay out his vision to solve this problem to the American people, the Republicans have had no plan at all. Instead, they’ve allowed some of the loudest and most irresponsible voices in their party to drive the immigration reform debate.

The Latino, Asian and immigrant community are left to wonder whether President Obama and Congressional leaders are serious about keeping their promise to fix the broken immigration system. Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate must do more than sit together as they did at tonight’s address. They must work with each other and the President to create a responsible, fair, and practical solution to the broken immigration system.

Republicans must put aside the rhetoric that has defined their positions on immigration, and instead commit to a civil debate that focuses on facts and practical, real solutions. The American people have given our elected leaders the solemn responsibility of governing and Republicans should avoid the irresponsible demagoguery and demonization of immigrants coming from some vocal members of their ranks like Congressman Lamar Smith.

The tone of our debate matters. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle and with differing perspectives on immigration must show the American people that they can work with their colleagues and solve tough problems. Comprehensive immigration reform requires bipartisan support and represents a valuable opportunity for both parties to prove to the American public that they can work together without poisonous rhetoric and deliver for the American people.

We look forward to working with the President and Congressional leaders on bipartisan solutions to our badly broken immigration system.



White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News