NDN Endorses the STRIVE (Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy) Act of 2007

NDN, a progressive think tank and advocacy organization, today issued the following statement in support of The STRIVE (Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy) Act of 2007, which was introduced this morning.

Joe Garcia, Director of NDN's Hispanic Strategy Center said, “The introduction of the STRIVE Act of 2007 is a significant step towards passing comprehensive immigration reform this year, and NDN strongly endorses it.  We applaud the continued leadership of Congressman Luis Gutierrez on this important issue.

We look forward to working with Congressman Gutierrez, Senator Edward Kennedy, and their bipartisan allies in Congress like Congressman Jeff Flake and Senator John McCain; the White House; and other immigration reform coalition members to pass the STRIVE Act in this Congress.

NDN has championed comprehensive immigration reform since 2005.  We believe it is the best solution to one of the great governing challenges of our time: reforming our broken immigration system. This support places NDN in a remarkable and diverse coalition that includes labor, business, religious and immigration groups."

For more information about NDN’s work on comprehensive immigration reform, please refer to the following links:

NDN Advocacy: A Responsible Immigration Policy
NDN Bicameral Event on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (March, 2007)
NDN Forum on Immigration and the Latino Vote (November, 2006)