FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2014

OKLAHOMA CONSERVATIVE LEADERS CALL FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATION – JOINING SEN. RAND PAUL, GROVER NORQUIST, GOV. SUSANA MARTINEZ, DR. BEN CARSON AND OTHER CONSERVATIVE LEADERS WHO PRESENTED THE CONSERVATIVE AND ECONOMIC CASE FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM IN WASHINGTON TIMES SPECIAL SECTION
107 Top GOP Donors Call on New Congress to Lead on Immigration Reform Now

Oklahoma City, OK — Today several conservative and business leaders in Oklahoma spoke at an event and called on the Oklahoma delegation to work toward passing meaningful immigration reform in Congress as soon as possible.  Participating in today’s event were

  •             Senator Brian Crain-Oklahoma State Senator
  •             Pat McFerron-CMA Strategies, Partner
  •             Jake Fisher-Bridges Advertising, Owner

Also today, The Washington Times released a special section, “Immigration: Conservative and Economic Solutions to Act Now” featuring a wide range of ideas from conservative and business leaders all united in calling on the new Congress to reform our immigration system.

“Now that Republicans control both the Senate and the House, we have a huge opportunity to pass meaningful immigration reform. Businesses are hurting and desperate for additional labor”, said Jake Fisher, owner of Bridges Advertising. “It is past time for our system to be reformed into a workable system for those wanting to come here legally for a better life, as well, as businesses begging for a labor force Americans are not willing to fill.”

Senator Brian Crain said, “We need legislation, period. We cannot continue to kick the can down the road on this issue. We are a compassionate country founded by immigrants. There are people wanting to come to this country for a better life and do it legally. People from both parties agree our system is broken and now we have the opportunity to find a conservative solution to that problem.”

The special section in The Washington Times included OpEds, letters, and opinion statements from:

  • The Washington Times Editorial Board
  • Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky
  • Governor Susana Martinez, New Mexico
  • Grover Norquist, Founder and President of Americans for Tax Reform
  • Dr. Ben Carson, Political Commentator
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Congressman from the 3rd District of Utah
  • Tom Donohue, President & CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • John Engler, President, the Business Roundtable
  • Jay Timmons, President & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers
  • Dan Garza, Executive Director, The LIBRE Initiative
  • Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Tom Nassif, President of Western Growers, and the CEOs of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition
  • Alex Nowrasteh, CATO Institute
  • More than 100 top GOP donors including the following with ties to Oklahoma:

Ambassador Francis Rooney

Former CEO, Rooney Holdings

Robert Ross, Owner

Interurban Restaurants

Craig Parker, Exec. Vice President

Silver Star Construction Co., Inc.

Ann Holloway

State Regent for Higher Ed

Gerry Shepherd, President and CEO

Ok Roofing Sheet Metal

Larry Mocha, President and CEO

APSCO Inc.

Kirk Humphreys, Chairman

The Humphreys Company

 

“Immigration: Conservative and Economic Solutions to Act Now” will be released in conjunction with a national event in Washington DC hosted by Grover Norquist, President & CEO of Americans for Tax Reform, and 20 local events in 20 states across the country, featuring conservative leaders making the case for Congress to take action now. The national event will feature John Solomon, Editor of the Washington Times, Dan Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, and Chuck Conner, President, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.