Multi-Industry Letter on Immigration Reform

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

Dear Mr. Speaker:

The undersigned 636 business organizations are encouraged by the House Republican Conference’s review of “Standards for Immigration Reform.” We support Congress and the Administration moving forward on immigration reform using these Standards as the guideposts for action this year.  

We are united in the belief that we can and must do better for our economy and country by modernizing our immigration system. Done properly, reform will deter illegal immigration, protect and complement our U.S. workforce, better respond to changing economic and demographic needs, and generate greater productivity and economic activity, while respecting family unity.

Failure to act is not an option. 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.  

We urge legislative action to seize this opportunity to fix our dysfunctional immigration system by enacting meaningful immigration reforms this year.


3 Points Cattle Company - TX 
99 Dresses - NY
9Terrains - TX
A.L. Baucom, Inc. - NC Accelereach - RI
Action 22 - CO
Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce - NY 
AdsYolo, Inc. - NY
Aerospace Futures Alliance of Washington - WA
AGC Arkansas - AR
AGCO Corporation - GA
AgileQR, Inc. - RI
Agricultural Council of California - CA
Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform 
Agri-Mark, Inc. - MA
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce - NY 
Alger Farms, Inc. - FL
Allegiance Software - UT
Alliance Wire & Steel, Inc. - TX
Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce - MI
American Action Forum
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Horticulture Industry Association (AmericanHort) American Hotel & Lodging Association
American Meat Institute
American Moving & Storage Association
American Mushroom Institute
American Rental Association
American Staffing Association
Americans for a Conservative Direction
Anaheim Chamber of Commerce - CA
Apple Inc.
Arbre Farms Corp. - MI
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Arizona Farm Bureau Federation
Arizona Nursery Association
Arizona Technology Council
Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation
Arkansas Hospitality Association
Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce - NJ
Associated Builders and Contractors, Ohio Valley Chapter - OH 
Associated General Contractors of America
Associated Industries of Florida
Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado
Association of Washington Business
Basil Ltd. - CO
bContext - NY
Beachmint - CA
Betterment - NY
Blog Into Book - IL
Bodhi Global Solutions - NJ
Border States Electric - ND
Bravadas Fairfax LLC
Brazil-U.S. Business Council
Bridges Advertising - OK
BSA | The Software Alliance
Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Buffalo Niagara Partnership - NY
Buffalo Supply,Inc. - CO
Bunny Inc. - CA
Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire - NH 
Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce - NC
Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce - UT
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
California Chamber of Commerce
California Date Commission
California Dried Plum Board
California Farm Bureau Federation
California Fig Advisory Board
California Strawberry Commission
California Walnut Commission
Calista Therapeutics, Inc. - MA, RI
Campbell County Chamber of Commerce - WY
Capitol Foundry LLC - NY
Cargill, Inc.
Carolinas Associated General Contractors - SC
Caterpillar Inc.
Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce - GA
Cayuga Marketing - NY
Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce - UT
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance - IA
Chamber of Schenectady County - NY
Chamber Southwest Louisiana
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing - TX
Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties - CA 
ChamberWest - UT
Chandler Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce - SC
Charlie Contacts - IL
CharlieApp - IL
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce - NC
ChatrHealth - CA
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce - TN
Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce - IL
Chicago Ventures - IL
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce - IL
Chili Techno - NY
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber - OH
CityScan - IL
Clarity PR - NY
Club 20 - CO
CoBank - CO
Cognizant Technology Solutions - NJ
Coloft - CA
Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry
Colorado Competitive Council
Colorado Farm Bureau Federation
Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association 
Colorado Restaurant Association
Columbus Chamber of Commerce - OH 
Committee of 100 Louisiana
Compete America Coalition
Computer & Communications Industry Association 
Consumer Electronics Association
Continental Dairy Products, Inc. - MI, IN, OH 
Cooperative Council of North Carolina
Cooperatize - NY
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce - FL
Corporate & Employee Services - AZ
Coworkrs LLC - NY
Crowdnoize - IL
Cubic Transportation Systems - CA
Cushing Chamber of Commerce - OK
Dairy Farmers of America
Dairy Producers of New Mexico
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce - MN 
Darigold, Inc. - WA
Davenport Aviation - OH
Davis County Chamber of Commerce - UT
Deere & Company - IL
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
Deloitte LLP
Denison Landscaping and Nursery - MD
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce - CO
Desert Fleet-Serv, Inc. - AZ
Detroit Regional Chamber - MI
Development Management, Inc. - OK
Dharma Charitable Strategies - TX
Dopamine Inc. -NY
Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce - IA
Dumbo Startup Lab - NY
East Learning Associates - IN
East Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce - UT 
Edison Chamber of Commerce - NJ
EDpuzzle, Inc. - CA
Eko Devices, Inc. - CA
El Centro, Inc. - ID
Elevate Data Centers - IL
EMC Corporation
Empire State Potato Growers Inc. - NY
Engineered Systems - SC , GA, NY, MI
Entryless - CA
Essential Worker Immigration Coalition
ExhibitOne Corporation - AZ
F5 Networks - WA
Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce - VA
Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry - MA
Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber - ND
Farm Credit East - NY
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce - WV
Feather River Productions - CA
Federation of Employers and Workers of America
FHS Entertainment - TX
First Call Heating & Cooling, Inc. - WI
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
Florida Nursery, Growers, &Landscape Association
ForwardJump Marketing, LLC - MA
Found in Town - IL
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry - WI
Freedman Financial II, LLC - TX
FreeFlow Research - TX
FunderHut, LLC - IL
Gamification Co - NY
Gebbers Farms - WA
General Electric Company
Georama - IL
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Georgia Farm Bureau Federation
Gigz, Inc. - NY
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Gilson Gardens, Inc. - OH
Global Investment Renewable - NY
Global Petals LLC - IL
Gnosis Management Group, LLC - OH
Gold Coast Partners - WV
Goldman Sachs
Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce - CA
Goshen Chamber of Commerce -IN
Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition - MN, WI, MI, IA, MO, IL, IN, KY, OH, WV, NY, PA 
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce - CA
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce - TX
Greater Cleveland Partnership - OH
Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce - SC
Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce - CA
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce - NC
Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce - IN
Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Greater Houston Partnership - TX
Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce - KY 
Greater North Dakota Chamber - ND
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce - OK
Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - OK 
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce - NE
Greater Pasco Area Chamber of Commerce - WA
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce - PA, NJ, DE 
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce - PA
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Greater Phoenix Leadership - AZ
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce - RI
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce - NC
Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce - VA
Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce - KS
Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce - WA
Greenhorn Connect LLC - MA
Gumroad - CA
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce - VA
Harlan County Chamber of Commerce - KY
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC - PA
HaystaqDNA - NY
HeroX - NY
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce - SC
Hilton Worldwide
HireArt - NY
Hispanic 100 - CA
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City - MO 
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis - MO 
Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati - OH
Home Builders Association of South Carolina
Home Remodel Buddy - CA
Hormel Foods Corporation
Hostspot Inc. - CA
HR Policy Association
Hub Connective, LLC - CA
Hudson County Chamber of Commerce - NJ
i2X Capital - NY
IBM Corporation
Idaho Business Coalition for Immigration Reform 
Idaho Dairymen’s Association
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Idaho Grower Shippers Association
Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association
Idaho Potato Commission
IFFace, Inc. - CA
Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Farm Bureau Federation
Illinois Green Industry Association
Illinois Manufacturers Association
Illinois Restaurant Association
Illinois Science & Technology Coalition
Illinois Technology Association 
ImmigrationWorks USA
Impact Engine - IL
Independent Electrical Contractors
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Farm Bureau Federation
Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association
Indy Chamber - IN
Infatics - CA
Infiniteach LLC - IL
Information Technology Industry Council 
Ingersoll Rand
International Franchise Association
Interurban Restaurants - OK
Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Irrigation Association
Ivory Homes - UT
J & J Construction LLC - WV
JBM Orchards - WA
JobAnts - NJ
Joftware Inc. - MA
Jogabo, Inc. - CA
Johnson City Chamber of Commerce - TN
Kansas Chamber of Commerce
Kansas Farm Bureau Federation
Kelly Creative Media L.L.C. - NC
Kemin Industries, Inc. - IA
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce - TN
Klooff Inc. - NY
Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & Convention & Visitor’s Bureau - NY 
Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce - CA
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Landscape Contractors Association MD•DC•VA - MD, VA, DC
Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce - NV
Launchpad LA - CA
Launchpad New Orleans - LA
LaundryPuppy, LLC - NY
Layton Construction Co., Inc. - UT - DE
LendSquare - IL
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce - NE
Lincoln Club of Orange County - CA
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce - AR
Livecube - NY Inc. - CA
LockerDome - NY
Log(n) LLC - CA
Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau - CA
Lone Star Construction L.L.C. - OK
Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce - CA
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce - CA
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce - VA
Louisiana Irrigation Association
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce - TX
Luma Education, Inc. - CA
Madrona Venture Group - WA
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce - KS
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce - NY
Manos Accelerator, LLC - CA
Marana Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Marriott International, Inc.
Maryland Nursery & Landscape Association
Mason City Area Chamber of Commerce - IA
Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association
McDonald’s Corporation
Media Monks - NY
Melaleuca, Inc. - ID
Melby Chiropractic Clinic - SC
Merchants Information Solutions, Inc. - AZ
Metro South Chamber of Commerce - MA
Michigan Agri-Business Association
Michigan Apple Association
Michigan Asparagus Growers, Inc.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Farm Bureau Federation 
Michigan Forest Products Council 
Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association 
Michigan State Horticultural Society 
Microsoft Corporation
Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce - NJ 
MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce - NJ
Milk Producers Council - CA
Milk Producers of Idaho
MIND Research Institute - CA
Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce - MN 
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation
Minnesota Milk Producers Association
Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association
Missouri Dairy Association
Missouri Farm Bureau Federation
Mol Produce - MI
Morris County Chamber of Commerce - NJ
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Mungo Homes - NC, SC, GA
My Ideal World - NY
MyEmptySlate Inc. - NY
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce - SC 
Naperville Chamber of Commerce - IL
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce - TN
National All-Jersey (American Jersey Cattle Association) 
National Christmas Tree Association
National Council of Agricultural Employers
National Council of Chain Restaurants
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
National Foreign Trade Council
National Hispanic Landscape Alliance
National Milk Producers Federation
National Peach Council
National Potato Council
National Retail Federation
National Roofing Contractors Association
National Turkey Federation
National Venture Capital Association
New England Apple Council - MA, ME, CT, RI, VT, NH 
New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association
New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association
New Majority California
New River Gorge Convention & Visitors Bureau - WV 
New York Farm Bureau Federation
New York State Wine Grape Growers
New York Wine Industry Association
NJ Tech , Inc. - NJ
North American Blueberry Council
North Carolina Chamber
North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation
North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association
Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance - NY, ME, VT, NH, CT, RI, MA 
Northeast Dairy Farmers Cooperatives - VA
Northeast Dairy Producers Association - NY
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce - RI 
Northern Virginia Technology Council
Northwest Farm Credit Services - WA, OR, ID, MT
Occasion - IL
Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce - UT
Ohio Agri-women Association
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition
Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association
Ohio Landscape Association
Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association
Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association 
Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association
Oklahoma Restaurant Association
Oklahoma State Builders Association
Omega Point Inc. - NY
Omnicom Group Inc.
One, Inc. - CA
Orange County Chamber of Commerce - NY
Oregon Association of Nurseries
Oregon Cherry Growers, Inc
Oregon Potato Commission
Outdoor Amusement Business Association, Inc.
Overland Park Chamber of Commerce - KS, Inc.
Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce - MN
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce - CA
Pacific Coast Producers - CA
Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce - CA
Palmetto AgriBusiness Council - SC
Paramount Citrus - CA, TX
Paramount Farming Company - CA
Paris Foods Corp. - MD
Park City Chamber & Convention & Visitors Bureau - UT
Partnership for a New American Economy
Partnership for New York City - NY
Pasco Chamber of Commerce - WA
Peak Season Workforce - MA
Pennsylvania Business Council
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association
Phroogal - CA
Piddx, Inc. - MA
Piedmont Printing - NC
PlainLegal, Inc. - NY
Playout LLC - GA
PolicyGenius Inc. - NY
Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce - CA
Practical Employee Solutions - TX
Prescott Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Prince William Chamber of Commerce - VA
Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania
Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
Progressive 15 - CO
Qualcomm, Inc. - FL
Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce - CA
Real Estate Board of New York
RealOffer - MA
RecordLogix - CA
Re-Create Companies LLC - AZ
Rent Like a Champion - IL
Rent Stabilization Association of NYC, Inc. - NY
ReyLabs - CA
RockThePost - NY
Roll Global
Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce - IL
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce - CA
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce - MN
SalesBus Inc. - NY
Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce - UT
San Diego County Farm Bureau - CA
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - CA
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce - CA
Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau - CA
Santaquin Chamber of Commerce - UT 
SchoolMint Inc. - CA
Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce - PA 
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. - WA 
Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce - AZ 
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce - WA 
Select Milk Producers, Inc. - NM, TX, OK 
Semiconductor Industry Association 
Semiconductor Research Corporation
Sensitel, Inc. - CA
ShopGab - IL
Shuttlecloud - NY
SieveStream - IL
Silicon Valley Leadership Group - CA
Silver Star Construction Company, Inc. - OK 
Ski Utah
Slingbot - MA
Small Business Majority
Snow & Ice Management Association, Inc.
Society of American Florists
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation
South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association
South Carolina Peach Council
South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
South Dakota Dairy Producers
South East Dairy Farmers Association - PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, TN, KY, AR, MO, OK, KS, TX
South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce - CO 
South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce - TX 
Southeast Milk, Inc. - FL
Southern Nursery Association
Southern Vista Construction - NC
Spectrum Realty Group - FL
SSA Consultants, LLC - LA
St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc. - VT
St. Louis Regional Chamber - MO
Steele Pig Restaurant - NC
Steelo Entertainment - CA
StoryTree Inc. - CA
Stow Storage Share, LLC - CA
Studio Issa - RI
SugarSnap - IL
SUMO Heavy Industries - NY
Sundt Construction, Inc. - AZ
Sunmaid Growers of California - CA
Sunsweet Growers Inc. - CA
Superior Compliance Solutions LLC - CA
SV Angel - CA
Symantec Corporation
Syncronika - NY
Tankard Nurseries - VA
Taplet, Inc. - TX
Tassi & Co - IL
Technology CEO Council
TechServe Alliance
Techstars - IL
Teemd Inc. - NY
Tempe Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Texans for Sensible Immigration Policy
Texas Association of Business
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Texas International Produce Association
Texas Lodging Association
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
Texas Restaurant Association
The Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region - CA 
The Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada - NV 
The Founding Moms - IL
The Humphreys Group - OK
The Latino Coalition
The New England Council - MA, ME, CT, RI, VT, NH
The Real Arizona Coalition - AZ
The Resources Group - NC
The Ticket Experience - TX
Thinkböks - IL
Thunderclap, Inc. - NY
Todd Greiner Farms, Inc. - MI
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce - NY
Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce - MI
Tree Care Industry Association
TrintMe - CA
Try, Inc. - CA
Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce - AZ
Tulsa Regional Chamber - OK
Twin Birch Dairy LLC - NY
TwinWest Chamber of Commerce - MN
U.S. Apple Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Travel Association
United AgriBusiness League (UnitedAg) - CA
United Fresh Produce Association
United Producers, Inc. - KY, IL, IN, MI, MO, OH
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. - NY
Ureach Inc. - CA
USA Farmers
Utah Farm Bureau Federation
Utah Manufacturers Association
Utah Nursery & Landscape Association
Utah Restaurant Association
Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce
Utah Wool Growers Association
Valley Fig Growers - CA
Valley Industry & Commerce Association - CA
Van Wingerden International Inc. - NC
Vardex - IL
Ventura Chamber of Commerce - CA
Ventura County Agricultural Association - CA
Versatile Security - NY
Virginia Agribusiness Council
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association
Virginia Green Industry Council
Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
Virginia Poultry Federation
Virginia State Dairymen's Association
Visalia Chamber of Commerce - CA
Wabash County Chamber of Commerce - IN
Walnut Ridge Dairy LLC - NY
Warren's News & Gift, Inc. - WA
Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers 
Washington Farm Bureau Federation
Washington Growers Clearing House Association 
Washington Retail Association
Washington State Dairy Federation
Washington State Horticultural Association
Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association 
Washington State Potato Commission
Watchitoo Inc. - NY
Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association - WA
West Virginia Association of Conventions & Visitors Bureau 
West Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association
Western Growers - AZ, CA
Western United Dairymen - CA
White Pine Chamber of Commerce - NV
Wholesale Carpet Outlet - WV
Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce - AZ 
Wisconsin Green Industry Federation 
Wisconsin Grocers Association
Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association 
Wisconsin Nursery Association
Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers 
Association Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Wright & Dalbin Architects, Inc. - TX
xTV - CA
Yakima Valley Chamber of Commerce - WA 
Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association - WA 
Yankee Farm Credit - NY
Yella, Inc. - IL
Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber - OH 
Youthful Savings - NY
Zachry Holdings, Inc. - TX
Zion's Bank - UT, ID