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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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Immigration reform a boon for business

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Immigration reform a boon for business
The drive for comprehensive immigration reform is built around three interdependent pillars: economic growth, quality of life and justice. Sensible immigration policy has been a cornerstone of the United States’ growth and success. Unfortunately, our current immigration system is broken. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce seeks to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America. Through a vibrant economy, we build a stronger community. And that requires immigration reform. We wan...
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IBIC Open Letter to Congress - Time for Common Sense Immigration Reform
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 Coalit...
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Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Announces Appointment of  Sarah Habansky to the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is proud to announce Vice President, Sarah Habansky, is joining the Steering Committee of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC), addressing advocacy issues affecting the Illinois technology industry. The IBIC is a bipartisan, statewide initiative calling for common sense reform that supports Illinois’ economic recovery, providing Illinois companies with the high and low skilled talent they need. The organization also promotes the integrat...
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IBIC Launch Video

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IBIC Launch Video
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 and Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
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University Leaders Sign Action Letter

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University Leaders Sign Action Letter
As college and university presidents, we are entrusted with cultivating the potential of students of diverse backgrounds for the betterment of our society, our communities and our economy. This is why we are joining together, across public and private education sectors, across political affiliations and alongside the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) to call on the Illinois Congressional Delegation to support common sense immigration reform. IBIC is a growing and diverse group o...
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Illinois CEOs and Education Leaders Gather to Welcome New Immigration Bill
On Friday, leaders in business and education gathered to welcome the introduction of the new Senate immigration bill and to sign an open letter urging the IL Congressional delegation to chart a new path for Illinois by supporting common sense immigration reform, in front of a crowd of more than 70 at The Field Museum.
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The re-awakening of the American dream

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The re-awakening of the American dream
At the invitation of Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman, and John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus of Exelon, the Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) was invited to participate in the launch of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) — a group dedicated to common-sense immigration reform. The business-backed group hopes to avoid some of the political pitfalls of the past and instead focus on the immigration issue as a means to rebuild the economy and provide companies with the...
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If dreams could come true - Chicago Tribune Op-Ed by Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, President, DePaul University
When Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman stood with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and more than a hundred of Chicago's corporate leaders recently to argue that comprehensive immigration reform was critically needed by American business, I was asked to begin the press conference with a prayer. It's not often I pray surrounded by corporate CEOs, but I agreed to it for one important reason.

I know the potential employees they cannot hire.

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Bipartisan group of Illinois business heavyweights welcomes introduction of bipartisan Senate immigration legislation
Bipartisan group of Illinois business heavyweights welcomes introduction of bipartisan Senate immigration legislation, calls for swift movement in Congress. “Our state, our economy and our communities have waited too long for common sense solutions and an immigration system that rebuilds the economy, provides the talent our businesses need, and allows the integration of immigrants as workers, consumers, entrepreneurs and citizens.”
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