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Five Former State GOP Chairs: Why Republicans Should Support Immigration Reform

The New Hampshire Union Leader originally published this op-ed on June 7, 2013:
Many of our fellow Republicans aren’t sure what to think of the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill being debated in the U.S. Senate. As former chairs of the New Hampshire Republican Party, we support the modernization effort led by conservative leaders, including U.S. Sens. John McCain and …

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Book Review: Immigration Wars by Jeb Bush & Clint Bolick

Book Review: Immigration Wars by Jeb Bush & Clint Bolick

The strength of Immigration Wars comes from who wrote it: Two bona fide leaders of the policy & ideas branch of the conservative movement. Gov. Bush and Clint Bolick make the case for immigration reform not for political reasons but as a matter of sound policy that will grow the U.S. economy.
Both Bush and Bolick come to the immigration …

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Americans By Choice Applauds Gang of 8 Immigration Plan

Americans By Choice Applauds Gang of 8 Immigration Plan
Citizenship and Legal Status Can Be Treated As Separate Issues
Fergus Cullen, founder of Americans By Choice, a new center-right organization supporting immigration reform, issues the following statement in response to today’s immigration reform plan outlined by the Senate’s Gang of Eight:
“We applaud the basic outline released by the Gang of Eight today. …

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Sen. Rubio Outlines Immigration Reform Plan in WSJ

Sen. Rubio Outlines Immigration Reform Plan in WSJ

“I don’t think there’s a lot of concern in this country that we’ll somehow get overrun by Ph.D.s and entrepreneurs,” Sen. Marco Rubio says in his featured Wall Street Journal weekend interview. The interview focuses on Rubio’s common sense, politically courageous immigration reform plan.
“Legal immigration [is] one of the things that makes us vibrant and exceptional,” Rubio states. He …

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Actions Needed More Than Rhetoric

Actions Needed More Than Rhetoric

Ed Black, in Forbes:
It is time for more Republicans to clarify their support for legal immigration by pushing for and enacting legislation that would further it. As long as rhetoric that cloaks opposition to all immigration in the guise of fighting illegal immigration goes unchallenged, minority voters will not differentiate between the two. If GOP leaders can show …

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The GOP Needs A Reset on Immigration

The GOP Needs A Reset on Immigration

Writing at Forbes, Jerry Bowyer nails it: “To my GOP brethren: If you see your problem with immigrants as merely one of marketing, then you will not succeed. The nativist wing of the party is not just politically inconvenient, it is morally and economically wrong. The point is not to capitulate to political necessity; the point is to have …

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Cato Institute Paper Answers Critics of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

A major weakness of the 1986 immigration reform law was the omission of a guest or temporary worker provision, something that could have become a legal channel for many of today’s undocumented residents. That’s one of the points made in “Answering the Critics of Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” a paper published by the Cato Institute and written by Stuart …

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Who Will Pick the Apples?

“In North Carolina, farmers advertised 7,000 job openings to Americans before applying for H-2A visas to fill the spots; 250 applied, 70 showed up for work the first day, and after two weeks, five remained.”

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About Us

Americans By Choice is a national, membership-based organization supporting immigration reform. We value the positive contributions immigrants make to America, and we support immigration reform that makes it easier for the world’s most talented, innovative, and motivated people to live and work in America legally, to create jobs here, and to contribute to a growing American economy.