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Immigration Reform: Bridging the Divide

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) discussed the importance of passing immigration reform this year at an event hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in partnership with the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition. The bipartisan group also announced the release of a recent Chicago Council Survey which found that 77 percent of Midwest business leaders polled think it’s important the President ...
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Crain's Chicago Business: Biz pushes GOP on immigration
After sidestepping the issue last year, House Republican leaders are moving toward changing the nation's immigration laws, a top priority if they want to keep both Latino voters and business leaders happy going into this year's election. House Speaker John Boehner plans to outline his party's priorities and strategy for immigration legislation shortly after President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech this week. Meanwhile, Illinois business leaders are renewing a push for reform, citin...
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We Need Immigration Reform Now

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We Need Immigration Reform Now
Last year, every sector of Illinois' economy — including technology, hospitality, manufacturing, agriculture, education, health care, engineering, energy, finance and real estate — spoke in one voice through the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition to call on Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform ...
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21 Illinois Mayors Call For Common Sense Immigration Reform
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined 20 other city mayors and village presidents, including the Mayors of Peoria, Champaign, and Urbana, in a bipartisan letter urging support for common sense immigration reform. The letter was addressed to Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation.
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Immigration is Next

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Immigration is Next
Currently our immigration system does not allow us to address labor shortages adequately. However, this is not unique to the agricultural sector and is shared by the healthcare, high-tech, manufacturing, hospitality and tourism industries. That’s why Illinois business leaders from these sectors have come together to support common sense immigration reform.
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The Right Thing to Do

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The Right Thing to Do
As a University president, the issue of immigration reform hits us very close to home.  One of the participants on the panel was an NIU student, an undocumented NIU junior whose mother, fleeing an abusive relationship, brought her here from Mexico when she was six years old.  Every day Christian works hard to successfully overcome the challenges that face her because of her immigration status.
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Unfinished Business

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Unfinished Business
Now that Congress is back in session, it is important to continue building on the momentum that was gained throughout the August recess. Across Illinois, local voices from across diverse sectors – high-skilled and low-skilled, large corporations and small businesses – united to let our legislators know that they have the broad local support to move forward on common sense.
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Keeping Illinois Competitive

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Keeping Illinois Competitive
Common sense immigration reform will make it easier for businesses to find the most qualified workers they need. At the same time, it will also allow present and future immigrant entrepreneurs the ability to stay in Illinois, to innovate, to create American jobs and to improve the Illinois and American economy.
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Stronger Communities Will Lead To A Stronger Economy
“I will suggest as a Republican – Republicans are losing ground in this state because of our view as a party on immigration. This is hurting the party, and we need to be more open as a party on immigration,” said Dave Bender, Chairman of the Logan County Republican Party, Executive Director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois and Co-Chair of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.
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Skilled Work

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Skilled Work
"The United States is the envy of the world when it comes to producing food. We have the climate. We have the soil. We have the infrastructure. We have the financing. We have the skills. It would be a shame if we didn't have the workforce resources that we need."
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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) discussed the importance of passing immigration reform this year at an ev...
  • Crain's Chicago Business: Biz pushes GOP on immigration
    After sidestepping the issue last year, House Republican leaders are moving toward changing the nation's immigration laws, a top priority if they want to keep both Latino voters and business leaders h...
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    Last year, every sector of Illinois' economy — including technology, hospitality, manufacturing, agriculture, education, health care, engineering, energy, finance and real estate — spoke in one voic...
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