The Council on National Security and Immigration (CNSI) marks its first year and signs on to a broad push for specific immigration reforms
March 10, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jill Jackson
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Council on National Security and Immigration (CNSI) marks its first year today, it has signed on to a broad push for specific immigration reforms this year.
The Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus (ANIC) comprises about 30 organizations that are urging Congress to act this year on reforms that will boost security and compassion at our borders, as well as provide permanent protections for Dreamers, agricultural workers, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.
The national security leaders who make up the CNSI came together around the belief that leaders in Washington must act to address security vulnerabilities in the U.S. immigration system, implement robust and efficient screening and vetting processes and demonstrate humanitarian leadership by welcoming the most vulnerable migrants.
CNSI leaders are engaged on the most pressing immigration challenges of the past year. Examples include:
Rick “Ozzie” Nelson on Afghan evacuations and resettlement
Douglas Baker on the U.S. response to the humanitarian crisis at the southern border
CNSI has grown in size, scope and influence over the last year. As we enter CNSI’s second year, leaders are as committed as ever to continuing the fight for commonsense immigration policies that protect our national security and live up to the group’s shared values.
We would be happy to connect members of the media with a CNSI leader to talk about the immigration issues in news.
Members of the media are also invited to read the CNSI blog marking the group’s one-year anniversary here.