Release Date: Jan 28, 2013Contact: 888-249-NEWS
U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Comments on Bipartisan Immigration Reform Framework
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today regarding the bipartisan framework for immigration reform introduced by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY):
“We strongly support the outline for immigration reform issued by the bipartisan group of Senators. We know that many details will need to be worked out, but we are very encouraged by this framework for reform and look forward to helping advance comprehensive immigration legislation and build public support. The Chamber stands ready to work with all stakeholders to enact immigration reform that strengthens our competitiveness, helps us attract and retain the world’s best talent and hardest workers, secures our borders, and keeps faith with America’s legacy as a welcoming society.”
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