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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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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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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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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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Top CEOs Release Urgent Call for Leadership on Immigration from Illinois Senators
As the U.S. Senate begins to debate immigration reform, top CEOs ask the Congressional leadership to strive for bi-partisan and common sense solutions for our broken immigration system.
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Welcoming Passage of Common Sense Immigration Legislation out of Senate Judiciary Committee
In a major step forward, Republicans and Democrats yesterday voted the “Gang of Eight’s immigration bill out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The legislation now moves to the Senate floor while we await for the House to act. The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) has united diverse sectors – high-skilled and low-skilled, large corporations and small businesses – to promote the message that we need to fix our broken immigration system. Doing so will help rebuild the economy,...
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  • Top CEOs Release Urgent Call for Leadership on Immigration from Illinois Senators

    As the U.S. Senate begins to debate immigration reform, top CEOs ask the Congressional leadership to strive for bi-partisan and common sense solutions for our broken immigration system.
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    As our legislators return to their districts, we are working to make sure they know that they have the broad local support they need to move forward with the common sense immigration reform our econom...
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    I write to support prompt and comprehensive reform of our immigration laws—reform that will provide more legal immigration opportunities for willing hands of both high and low skill and that will pro...
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    On Monday, April 1, over 200 leaders of the Illinois business and civic community gathered for the launch event of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, Co-Hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...

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