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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman To Launch Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
Mayor Emanuel joins Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman and other Illinois business and civic leaders to launch the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) in an effort to promote the passage of common sense immigration reform. “It’s time to put partisanship aside and focus on the economic contributions that immigrants have made throughout Chicago’s and our country’s history. We all agree that immigration doesn’t just promote our values; it creates value for our businesse...
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Chamber Helps Launch the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
On April 1, 2013 Mark Segal, Chairman of the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, was a featured speaker at the formal kick-off of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC). Chairman Segal joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman, and other business and civic leaders at the Lurie Children’s Hospital to launch the IBIC effort to promote common sense immigration reform that supports Illinois’ economic recovery, provides Illinois companies with both high-...
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Bipartisan group of Illinois business heavyweights launches the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC)
At an event co-hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc., bipartisan group announces plan to recruit 1,000 small businesses and 300 CEOs to support immigration reform that rebuilds economy, meets business needs, and provides path to legal status and citizenship.
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Why I support immigration reform

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Why I support immigration reform
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 provide an opportunity to work and ultimately a path to citizenship for those already here. I write first because of faces I know, talents I know and hearts that move my own. My wife, Jeanne, and I sponsor two charter schools. About half of our students are Latino and many are undocumented. Most of the...
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