Last updated on: 5/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“On behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business advocacy group, I [Dan Danner, Executive Vice-President of Public Policy] am writing to express our strong support for H.R. 4088, the Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act of 2007 (SAVE Act). This legislation takes into account the concerns small-business owners have with illegal immigration, and in particular, the employer verification sections strike a fair balance between increased enforcement and limiting the regulatory burdens placed on small business… Immigration enforcement is a federal responsibility, and small-business owners believe that Congress needs to fulfill its obligation to enforce our borders and provide a nation-wide employee verification system… Small-business owners feel strongly about enforcing our borders and creating a workable employee verification system, and we endorse your legislation.”

“NFIB Supports Workable Immigration Reform,” Small Business Times, Nov. 20, 2007

Description:

“The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.”

“What Is NFIB,” www.nfib.com, accessed June 4, 2008

Mission:

“NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. NFIB also gives its members a power in the marketplace. By pooling the purchasing power of its members, the National Federation of Independent Business gives members access to many business products and services at discounted costs. NFIB also provides timely information designed to help small businesses succeed.”

“What Is NFIB,” www.nfib.com, accessed June 4, 2008

Other:
Small business lobbying organization