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  • Business Owners and Leaders Sign a Joint Letter to Speaker Boehner Regarding Immigration Reform
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    Published - 02/25/14 - 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Immigration Reform
    Immigration Reform
    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – Today 636 business leaders from across the country signed onto a joint letter to House Speaker John Boehner calling for immigration reform this year. “Failure to act is not an option,” it states. “We cannot afford to be content and watch a dysfunctional immigration system work against our overall national interest. In short, immigration reform is an essential element of a jobs agenda and economic growth. It will add talent, innovation, investment, products, businesses, jobs, and dynamism to our economy.” The joint letter was released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership for a New American Economy.

    "Immigration reform is important for businesses and to keep the economy growing,” said Jonathan Johnson, Executive Vice Chairman, Overstock.com. "Many businesses need immigration reform in order to meet workforce demands, including Overstock.com. There will never be a perfect time for reform. The political landscape won’t get any more conducive to reform in two years or four years. For too long, Congress has kicked the can down the road. And while Congress has failed to act, the problem has only grown worse. It is in our national interest to get it done now."

    The letter’s release comes one month after Speaker Boehner and the House Republican Conference released their immigration reform standards. The letter encourages Congress and the President to act on these standards and pass legislation this year. The letter and full list of signers are included with this release. The letter may also be accessed online here: https://www.uschamber.com/letter/multi-industry-letter-immigration-reform.

    Signers from the state of Utah include:

    • Allegiance Software

    • Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce

    • Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce

    • ChamberWest

    • Davis County Chamber of Commerce

    • East Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce

    • Intel

    • Ivory Homes

    • Layton Construction Company

    • Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce

    • Overstock.com

    • Park City Chamber Convention & Visitors Bureau

    • Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

    • Ski Utah

    • Utah Farm Bureau Federation

    • Utah Manufacturers Association

    • Utah Nursery & Landscape Association

    • Utah Restaurant Association

    • Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce

    • Utah Wool Growers Association

    • Zions Bank

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