Letter Asking Senate to Invoke Cloture on the "Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Reform Act of 2007"
June 28, 2007
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region, urges you to vote for the motion to invoke cloture on S. 1639, the "Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Reform Act of 2007."
The bill before the Senate has undergone a lengthy process and thorough debate. While the underlying bill remains far from perfect, and many difficult issues remain to be worked out, it is critical that the process move forward.
The current system is clearly broken, and states are naturally reacting to the lack of action at the federal level with a patchwork of immigration laws and enforcement-exposing employers who must deal with a broken legal structure to unfair liability. We need to address the United States' currently dysfunctional immigration system. The status quo is clearly unacceptable.
The Chamber urges you to support the cloture motion on S. 1639, and will include votes on, or in relation to this issue, in our annual How They Voted scorecard.
R. Bruce Josten