Multi-Industry Letter - S. 744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013"

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 8:00pm

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE:

The undersigned companies and organizations, representing America’s businesses—large and small—from all sectors of the economy, urge you to support cloture and final passage of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.” We believe that it is a strong, positive step toward establishing a sensible legal framework and enforceable guidelines that respect the rule of law, help protect U.S. borders, and meet the economic and social needs of America.

America’s current immigration system is broken and does not meet the needs of our citizens or businesses. Improvements to our nation’s immigration policies are long overdue and are essential to continued economic growth. We especially applaud the efforts of the bipartisan “Gang of 8” for their leadership on this issue and commend the entire Senate for your hard work on this difficult and controversial issue.

We support reform that will improve our competitiveness, attract and retain the best talent and workers we need, secure our borders, and keep faith with America’s legacy as an open and welcoming society.

We believe that S. 744 provides a detailed blueprint to do exactly that by addressing the four critical elements of reform: increased border security; reform and creation of workable temporary worker programs along with fixing flaws with our employer-sponsored green card system; a balanced and workable employment verification system; and some type of legalization program with tight criteria and eventual citizenship.

We support comprehensive immigration reform in the 113th Congress and welcome this legislation as a critical step toward addressing our broken system.

Sincerely,

Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
Aetna, Inc.
AGCO Corporation
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce
Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Association of Commerce & Industry New Mexico
Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber
Belton Area Chamber of Commerce
Ben Arvidson & Sons, Inc.
Bisbee Chamber of Commerce
Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce
BJC HealthCare
Blount Partnership
Bohannon Management Works
Brown Dog Offroad
BSA | The Software Alliance
Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire
Business Council of Alabama
California Chamber of Commerce
Capitol Representation, Inc.
Carey Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Caterpillar Inc.
Catoosa County Chamber
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Chamber West Regional Chamber of Commerce
Cherry Lane Farms
Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry
Columbus Chamber of Commerce (Ohio)
Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Concord Servicing Corporation
Concord Software Leasing Corporation
Connecticut Business & Industry Association
Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce
Corporate Green Designs
CRT, Custom Products, Inc.
Cushing Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Regional Chamber
DeCarolis Truck Rental
Deere & Company
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Development Authority of Macon County & Chamber of Commerce
DeVine & Associates, LLC
East Bay Chamber of Commerce
East Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
Edw. C. Levy Co.
Elliott Bros Truck Line Inc.
Emerson
Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
Exxcell Entertainment, Inc.
Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce
Finman & Associates
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Glenpool Chamber of Commerce
Global Trade Links
Google, Inc.
Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce
Greater Houston Partnership
Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
Greater Louisville Inc.
Greater Memphis Chamber
Greater North Dakota Chamber
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Greater Richmond Chamber
Greater Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce
Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Greeley Chamber of Commerce
Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association
HCA Holdings, Inc.
Hilton Head Island – Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Hilton Worldwide
Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
IBM Corporation
Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Immigration Attorneys, LLP
Information Technology Industry Council
Ingersoll Rand
Intel Corporation
International Dairy Foods Association
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce (Louisiana)
Johnson City Chamber of Commerce (Tennessee)
Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry
JUMP Technology Services
Kansas Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Services, Inc.
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce
Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB
Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce
Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce
Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce
Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
LORD Corporation
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Maine Innkeepers Association
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Marana Chamber of Commerce
Marriott International, Inc.
Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce (Minnesota)
Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Metroplex Technology Business Council
Miami Valley Marketing Group LLC
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Microsoft
MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce
Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Morris County Chamber of Commerce
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Naperville Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
National Black Chamber of Commerce
National Express Corporation
National Foreign Trade Council
National Grocers Association
North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Northumberland County Chamber of Commerce
Ocean Network LLC
Ohio Alliance for International Trade
Orange County Business Council
Orlando Chamber of Commerce
Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce
Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce
Permac Industries
Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce
Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce
Prescott Chamber of Commerce (Arizona)
Prestia Tuckpointing
Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
Rochester Business Alliance
Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
Rollins, Inc
Safran USA
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
Salt Lake Chamber
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau
Schnitzer Steel Industries
Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Seiz Sign Company
Semiconductor Industry Association
Shapes & Forms Architects
Show Value, Inc.
Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
South Metro Denver Chamber
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
St. Louis Regional Chamber
TechAmerica
TechServe Alliance
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
Texas Association of Business
Texas Instruments Incorporated
The Association For Manufacturing Technology
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
The Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada
The Development Authority of Macon County & Chamber of Commerce
The Dimmit County Chamber of Commerce
The Financial Services Forum
The Hacienda Inc.
The ILEX Group
The Insurance Place, LLC
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
The Latino Coalition
The Manitowoc Company
The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
Tivoli Terrace Inc.
Tivoli Too! Inc.
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
Truck Enterprises, Inc.
Tucson Metro Chamber
Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce
Turfgrass Producers International
Turlock Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Travel Association
United Fresh Produce Association
Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce
Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce
Ventura Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Wernert Construction Companies
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Western Union
White Pine Chamber of Commerce
Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
XTn Group, LLC
Young Equipment Sales, Inc.
Zachry Holdings, Inc
Zebra Technologies Corporation