Krieble Foundation In the News

  • National Poll Shows Guest Workers Should Be Determined By Employer Demand, Not Government

    Red Card Guest Worker Permit proposal supported across partisan and demographic lines in POS/Ciruli poll WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The number of guest workers allowed under any immigration reform bill should be determined by employer demand and not government quotas according to a new national poll released today.  The poll was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and Ciruli and Associates, and sponsored by the Vernon K.

  • "Cornerstone of Community"

    Photo by Courtney Kuhlen From the Parker Chronicle: Helen Krieble accepts the 15th annual Cornerstone Award on March 21 at the PACE Center in Parker. Krieble is the founder and president of The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation and is influential in political debate around the country.

  • First step

    From the Pueblo Chieftain... Add Scott Tipton to those who favor an immigration reform based on the proposed “Red Card” solution. The proposal, pushed by Newt Gingrich during the Republican presidential primaries, has also been championed by northern Colorado businesswoman Helen Krieble.

  • A Tepid Step

    From the Pueblo Chieftain... Meanwhile, we still look favorably at the "Red Card" option being promoted by Helen Krieble, a Northern Colorado businesswoman. It is a logical and reasonable idea -- a guest worker program to match foreign workers with domestic jobs.

  • Guest Worker Permits Should Be at the Heart of U.S. Immigration Reform

    By Helen Krieble | The Guardian | February 21, 2013 Suddenly, everyone in Washington seems to agree on the need for immigration reform and even on most of the details. But that's because nobody has firmly said what those details are yet. A "gang of eight" senators has proposed legislation, several House members have proposals, and a leaked White House immigration plan reveals that the president has very similar designs, so it seems that agreement must be forthcoming.

  • Unsung Hero Award

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  • America's Roundtable: Helen Krieble, Why Immigration Reform is Vital for America

  • Parker woman's guest-worker plan gets aired in Washington, D.C.

    Local News Parker woman's guest-worker plan gets aired in Washington, D.C. 01/14/2013January 15, 2013 12:58 AM GMT By Nancy Lofholm The Denver Post A plan to create a guest-worker program that has been promoted by a Parker woman for more than six years is gaining traction in the national post-election rush for immigration reform. Helen Krieble has been pushing for a guest-worker permit system that she calls the Red Card Solution as a way to bring workers into the country to do specific jobs for ...

  • A promising Senate framework, if Obama really wants a deal

    The Wall Street Journal Review & Outlook January 29, 2013 Immigration Breakout A promising Senate framework, if Obama really wants a deal. If President Obama wants a bipartisan immigration reform this year, the policy and political path is being laid out for him. That's the meaning of Monday's statement of reform principles from a bipartisan group of eight Senators across the political spectrum.

  • Helen Krieble to receive the 2012 Cornerstone Award

    From the Parker Chronicle: A local legend will be honored by business leaders and elected officials for her contributions to Parker. Helen Krieble, renowned author, lecturer, philanthropist and founder of the nonprofit Colorado Horse Park, was selected by the Parker Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the 2012 Cornerstone Award, an honor that recognizes Douglas County leaders for their commitment to helping pioneer and nurture growth and development in the community. The award ceremony is sc...

  • Mexico Wants its Workers Back

    President Felipe Calderon said Thursday he knows Barack Obama is committed to immigration reform, but that the best thing the American president can do — even for Mexicans — is to fix the U.S. economy.
  • Winning Easier Than Leading-Guest Editorial by Helen Krieble

    Watershed elections lead to grand celebrations on one side, wakes on the other. But once all the balloons and confetti have been swept away, many issues congressional Republicans left unresolved are still just that - unresolved. Issues such as illegal immigration do not fade away; they just become a problem for the other side. Of the challenges facing both the new congressional leadership and potential presidential candidates, the illegal immigration issue stands out because it has become so divisive. Sadly, it appears leaders on both sides of the aisle missed the point during the election...
  • Immigration to Go Paperless

    The Bush administration has launched a major overhaul of the nation's immigration services agency, selecting an industry consortium led by IBM to reinvent how the government handles about 7 million applications each year for visas, citizenship and approval to work in the United States, officials announced yesterday.
  • Guests in the Machine

    Guest worker programs may be the best hope many of the world's poorest people have for improving their lives.

    As the world gradually learns to locate Singapore on a map (it’s on the tip of the Malaysian Peninsula), Little India is expanding. The Ministry of Manpower says the construction industry will need between 40,000 and 50,000 more foreign workers if projects like the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort are to rise from the page. When the visas are granted, these workers will add to a non-resident workforce of 670,000. That may not sound like much by the standards of the United States, where 670,000 doesn’t even capture the number of undocumented workers who cross the border in a single year. But Singapore is a city-state little larger, and far more densely populated, than the city of Chicago. Its growing foreign population is party to a radical experiment in labor mobility.
  • Enact Common Sense Immigration Reform

    Two wrongs don't make a right. Turning business owners into criminals because the government can't muster the courage to address illegal immigration is no different than sending innocent people to prison for crimes they didn't commit. Political leaders on both sides of the aisle are rushing head first toward stronger enforcement against employers. It sounds good at first glance, except for one important fact: It punishes the wrong people.
  • Getting Past the Anger

    The emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius wrote 2000 years ago, "How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it." It could well be said of today’s anger about illegal immigration, felt by people on both sides of our borders.
  • Reaction to the State of the Union

    Helen Krieble, noted immigration policy expert and President of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, said President Bush was right to address the issue of illegal immigration, but Congress must not approach the issue in the same piecemeal fashion that failed in the last session. "The best way for this new Congress to achieve its goals is to enact a workable program, which secures the border and deals with illegal immigrants already living here. This should have nothing to do with citizenship, only the opportunity to work legally."
  • Reform Immigration Policy

    Our current immigration troubles are almost entirely problems of success. Our challenge is to seize that success and turn it into a boon for America, rather than allow bureaucrats to turn it into yet another failure.
  • Winning Easier Than Leading-Guest Editorial by Helen Krieble

    Watershed elections lead to grand celebrations on one side, wakes on the other. But once all the balloons and confetti have been swept away, many issues congressional Republicans left unresolved are still just that - unresolved. Issues such as illegal immigration do not fade away; they just become a problem for the other side. Of the challenges facing both the new congressional leadership and potential presidential candidates, the illegal immigration issue stands out because it has become so divisive. Sadly, it appears leaders on both sides of the aisle missed the point during the election...
  • New National Poll: Border Security Requires Temporary Worker Program

    A new national poll conducted for the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation makes clear that a vast majority of Americans do not think the border can be controlled without a new temporary worker program.
  • Is the American Experiment Dead?

    King George III would be so proud. He and his aristocratic friends laughed at America’s quaint “experiment” with self-government. To them it was unthinkable that common people were enlightened enough to rule themselves. Today that experiment is the envy of a world where people in fewer than 100 countries live under democratic governments. Yet here in the United States, old King George may yet be right.
  • Colorado Behind Immigration Proposal

    Lawmakers are back in Washington on Monday to finish up the session, and immigration reform remains on the table. One proposal would create a privately run guest worker program that would be a lot like a giant temp agency. Helen Krieble, president of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, came up with the idea.
  • Krieble Wants to end All the Horsing Around Over Illeagal Immigration

    "We need a guest-worker program, badly, to eliminate all these illegal people who are coming in here," Krieble says. Krieble opts to import laborers from Mexico -- legally. The process is a bureaucratic headache that eats up dollars and time, both for Krieble's staff and the state and federal government officials charged with monitoring the program. And at any point along the way, a prospective worker could fall through the cracks for something as simple as folding a form wrong. But right now, Krieble says, she has no choice if she wants to do things the right way.
  • Coloradan's Immigration Plan Pushed

    As congressional negotiators struggled Tuesday to find agreement on immigration proposals, a Colorado woman re-emerged in a new push for the reform plan she inspired. Helen Krieble of Parker, president of the Colorado-based Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, has proposed using private business to match foreign guest workers with U.S. jobs. Her idea formed the basis of a proposal from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., that attempts a middle ground in the Republican split between border enforcement and accommodating immigrants.
  • Newt Gingrich Praises Krieble Immigration Plan

  • Krieble Foundation Testifies at Senate Field Hearing

    U.S. Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) held a field hearing to highlight the rising costs of illegal immigration and discuss options for reform. Helen Krieble testified to the benefits of a successful guest worker program.
  • "Human Events" Focuses on Immigration Reform

    Rep. Mike Pence (R.-Ind.) teamed with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Tex.) this morning to unveiled version 2.0 of his guest-worker plan. The reaction so far seems to be mixed, although it's probably far too early to tell how his plan will play on Capitol Hill.
  • Beyond Immigration Rhetoric

    The war over immigration reform among conservatives continues, and, as in most wars, truth has been one of the first casualties. Those who disagree with the hardening positions of people who would adopt more restrictive policies or with people who favor less restrictive measures are attacked as know-nothings, traitors or handmaidens or evil forces out to destroy the America we live in.
  • Helen Krieble on the Fox News Channel

    The Krieble Foundation continues to receive nation-wide attention for the Illegal Immigration initiative. Helen Krieble was recently featured on Your World with Neil Cavuto on the Fox News Channel to discuss the details of the proposal.
  • Pence Again

    The U.S. Senate may have temporarily moved on to other matters after passing a truly hideous immigration bill, but the mess it has made will not go away any time soon. It's a mess the House of Representatives can't just ignore, because the need for added border security is so great.
  • CNBC Discusses Krieble Foundation's Immigration Initiative

    National attention continues to focus on the Krieble Foundation's Immigration Initiative. In this CNBC interview on Kudlow & Company, Helen Krieble discusses the need for a guest worker program that makes sense and can become a reality.
  • Praise for Pence

    Today, Rep. Pence will announce his plan to introduce a new bill combining the important border security measures already passed by the House with a new approach for handling the guest-worker problem. The concept is based largely on a proposal by the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation to create a guest-worker program that would be administered by the private sector, rather than with huge new government bureaucracies.
  • A New Principled Approach to Immigration Reform

    President Bush is correct to seek a rational middle ground concerning the various issues involved in reforming immigration policy. Representative Mike Pence has a new proposal to achieve that middle ground, based on a principled approach to addressing three key challenges. (To view video of the event, click here.)
  • Helen Krieble on KISR Talk Radio

    In this radio interview, Helen discusses how healthy guest worker programs equal border security. The Krieble Foundation's plan is explained in detail as well as the reasoning behind making it simple for employers to hire legal immigrants and for illegal immigrants to leave the United States. KSIR Radio broadcasts across eastern Colorado and reaches countless farmers and ranchers who are deeply impacted by the illegal immigration debate.
  • No More Excuses for Mexico

    Why do Mexicans only have one-third the per capita income (on a purchasing power parity basis) of Canadians and only one-fourth that of Americans? The answer is that Mexicans are relatively poor because have been plagued by semidespotic regimes that have ignored the rule of law and often engaged in destructive economic policies.
  • Newt Gingrich on 'Fox News Sunday'

    "Now, I think that we do have to ultimately have a temporary workers program, which I'm very strongly for, and there's a way to design it, as the Krieble Foundation indicated, where you can get 75 percent or 80 percent of the country to agree."
  • The Huge Immigrant Tide-I Have a Plan (op-ed by Gov. Bill Owens)

    My seven years as Colorado governor have seen momentous changes: recession and prosperity, catastrophic forest fires and drought, massive transportation improvements and new state parks, a completely new approach to public education and tax policy. But other more subtle changes have also been taking place. Perhaps the most significant transformation of our state's economy, culture and character is the extraordinary growth in the number of illegal aliens.
  • Group Proposes Private Database for Immigrant Workers

    Group Proposes private database for guest workers The Washington Times, 3/22/2006 Congress looks to be heading for a deadlock on President Bush's plan for guest-worker program, and that is exactly what a private-sector foundation is counting on so its plan can be considered.
  • Group Proposes private database for guest workers

    Congress looks to be heading for a deadlock on President Bush's plan for guest-worker program, and that is exactly what a private-sector foundation is counting on so its plan can be considered.
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