The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition has released an open letter to members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation calling for common sense immigration reform legislation that helps rebuild the Illinois economy, provides Illinois companies with the high-and low-skilled talent they need, and promotes the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs and citizens.
Among its bipartisan list of nearly 40 signatories, the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition letter includes John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus of Exelon Corporation; Former Governor of Illinois Jim Edgar; Clare Muñana, President of Ancora Associates, Inc.; President Robert Easter of the University of Illinois; Douglas L. Whitley, President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce; and Patrick Magoon, President and CEO, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. These and other business leaders and business associations are joined by immigrant advocate leaders, a sign of the broad unity in support of common sense immigration reform.
Signatories state “the time is now for common sense immigration reform,” and ask “[Illinois representatives] in our nation’s capital” to “please do what is right for our economy, our businesses and our communities – support common sense immigration reform.”
Read the open letter from IBIC to the Illinois Congressional Delegation (.pdf).