Multi-Industry letter to Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi urging for immigration reform

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 8:00pm

The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker, The U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Minority Leader, The U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Speaker and Leader Pelosi:

The undersigned organizations urge the United States Congress to enact legislation that would bring meaningful reforms to critical components of our nation’s immigration system. Reform of an outdated, broken immigration system is essential if we are to achieve a fully revitalized economy that provides rewarding and lasting jobs and opportunities for all Americans.

Thought leaders from across the ideological spectrum agree that enacting immigration reform now will accelerate U.S. economic growth at a critical time when it has struggled to recover, and will help to enable sustained growth for decades to come. Done right, reform will also serve to protect and complement our U.S. workforce, generating greater productivity and economic activity that will lead to new innovations, products, businesses, and jobs in communities across the U.S.

We deal with an immigration system that is now in its third decade and completely incapable of being responsive to an ever-changing national economy and hypercompetitive global marketplace. Today, the problems with our immigration system have grown and multiplied to become an emerging threat to the current and future productivity, ingenuity, and competitiveness of key sectors of our economy, including agriculture, housing, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, tourism, engineering, and technology.

We are united in the belief that we can and must do better for our economy and country by modernizing our immigration system. We already have been engaged with many members of Congress -- Republicans and Democrats -- on numerous components of a modern immigration system, and we urge that you not let this momentum slip and progress vanish.

Failure to act is not an option. We can’t afford to be content and watch a generation-old immigration system work more and more against our overall national interest. Instead, we urge Congress to remain mindful of the clear benefits to our economy if we succeed, and work together and with us to achieve real, pro-growth immigration reform.


Adams Insurance Service, Inc.
Advanced Decisions, Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
AGCO Corporation
Albany-Colonie (NY) Regional Chamber
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers
American Action Forum
American Action Network
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Beekeeping Federation
American Coatings Association
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Council on International Personnel
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Feed Industry Association
American Honey Producers Association
American Hotel & Lodging Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Jewish Committee (NJ)
American Meat Institute
American Nursery & Landscape Association
American Project Consultants, LLC
American Sheep Industry Association
American Standard Development Company
Anaheim (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
Applied Materials
Appvance Inc
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Arizona Farm Bureau Federation
Arizona Nursery Association
Arizona Technology Council
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (Texas)
Arsenal Venture Partners
Aspen Square Hotel
Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado
Association for Competitive Technology
Austin Ventures
Autodesk, Inc.
Avid Park Capital, LLC
Axcelis Technologies
Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber
Baton Rouge Area (LA) Chamber
Belton Area Chamber of Commerce
Bennington Area (VT) Chamber of Commerce
Blount Partnership
Brokaw Nursery, Inc.
BSA | The Software Alliance
Buckeye Valley (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Business Council of Alabama
Business Council of New York State, Inc
Cabarrus (NC) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Cadence Design Systems
California Chamber of Commerce
California Cotton Ginners Association
California Cotton Growers Association
California Farm Bureau Federation
California Grape and Tree Fruit League
California Strawberry Commission
Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd.
Capital Factory
Carpet Empire Plus
Caterpillar Inc.
Cervilenz Inc.
Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County (IN)
Chamber of Commerce Southwest LA
Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (CA)
Chamber West (UT)
Chandler (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Cherry Lane Farms
Chicago Southland (IL) Chamber of Commerce
Chicagoland (IL) Chamber of Commerce
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Collaborative Communications
Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry
Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association
Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.  (LA)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Compete America
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Concord Servicing Corporation
Concord Software Leasing Corporation
Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association
Consumer Electronics Association
Cordele-Crisp (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Corning Incorporated
Cottonwood Technology Fund - NVCA Member
Dairy Producers of New Mexico
Dakota County (MN) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Regional Chamber
Danna & Danna, Inc.
Danna Farms, Inc.
Danna Investment Co.
Danna Land Co.
Danna Properties, LP
Daytona (FL) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Deloitte LLP
Delta Planning, Inc.
Denton Glass Company
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Diversified Thermal Insulation
Dow Chemical Company
East Bay (RI) Chamber of Commerce
East Valley (UT) Chamber
eBay Inc.
EcoFactor Inc.
Edison Ventures
Einstein’s Alley NJ
Elance, Inc.
EnerNOC, Inc.
Erie (PA) Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
ETM-Electromatic Inc.
Everett Partners, Ltd
F5 Networks
Fall River Area (MA) Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Farmers Investment Co
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
Finelite Inc
FirstFruits of Washington
Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
Flagstaff (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association
Fox Cities (WI) Chamber of Commerce & Industry
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.
Gatlinburg (TN) Chamber of Commerce
Gazzang INc
General Electric
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Georgia Green Industry Association
Gilbert (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Global Immigration Benchmarking Council
Goleta Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Google Inc.
Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition
Greater Boca Raton (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Greater Des Moines (IA) Partnership
Greater Durham (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
Greater Houston Partnership
Greater Indianapolis (IN) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Irving-Las Colinas (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Memphis (TN) Chamber
Greater Pittsburgh (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Greater Richmond (VA) Chamber
Greater San Antonio (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greater San Fernando Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Topeka (KS) Chamber of Commerce
Green Bay Area (WI) Chamber of Commerce
Grok Inc
Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
Gulf Citrus Growers Association
Henderson County (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton (SC) Chamber of Commerce
Hilton Worldwide
Hispanic Leadership Network
HR Policy Association
Hudson County (NJ) Chamber of Commerce
Huffman & Hawbaker Farms
IBC Bank
IBM Corporation
Idaho Dairymen’s Association
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Green Industry Association
Illinois Technology Association
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Farm Burea
Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association
Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association
Information Technology Industry Council
Ingersoll Rand
Intel Corporation
International Dairy Foods Association
Intersouth Partners
IRONCO Enterprises LLC
Irrigation Association
Jan Medical, Inc.
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Johnson City TN Chamber of Commerce
JumpStart Inc.
Juniper Networks
K & W Mfg. Co., Inc.
Kansas Chamber of Commerce
Kansas Farm Bureau
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce
Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
KnowledgeTree Inc.
Kovio, Inc.
Laredo (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Las Vegas (NV) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Lassen Canyon Nursery, Inc.
Lee & Hayes, PLLC
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
LiveOps, Inc.
Lone Star Boat, RV & Self Storage
Long Beach (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Longview (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
Loudoun County (VA) Chamber of Commerce
Louisiana Irrigation Association
Lubbock (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Madrona Venture Group
Manhattan (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Marriott International, Inc.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association
Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX)
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council
MC Marketing Group LLC
Meadowlands (NJ) Regional Chamber
Melaleuca, Inc
Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Apple Association
Michigan Farm Bureau
Michigan Milk Producers Association
Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association
Microsoft Corp,
Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
MIND Research Institute
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Farm Bureau
Minnesota High Tech Association
Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association
Mitsubishi International Corporation
Monterey County Farm Bureau
Morris County (NJ) Chamber of Commerce
Morris County (NJ) Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce
Motive Power Systems Inc.
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Myrtle Beach Area (SC) Chamber of Commerce
Naperville Area (IL) Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Manufacturers
National Christmas Tree Association
National Council of Agricultural Employers
National Council of Chain Restaurants
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
National Foreign Trade Council
National Grape Cooperative Association Inc.
National Immigration Forum
National Onion Association
National Potato Council
National Retail Federation
National Roofing Contractors Association
National Venture Capital Association
New England Apple Council
New Jersey Main Street Alliance
New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association
New Mexico Association of Commerce & Industry
New York Farm Bureau
New York Technology Council
Nisei Farmers League
Nitero, Inc.
NM Association of Commerce & Industry
North American Blueberry Council
North Carolina Farm Bureau
North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association
North Carolina Technology Association
North East Ohio International Business Network
Northeast Dairy Producers Association
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
Northumberland County (VA) Chamber of Commerce
OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
Ohio Venture Association
ON Semiconductor
OnShift, Inc.
Oregon Association of Nurseries
Oregon Cherry Growers, Inc.
Oregon Farm Bureau
Outdoor Amusement Business Association, Inc.
Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Oxnard (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Packard Place
Palm Desert Area (CA)Chamber of Commerce
Paramount Citrus
Paramount Farming Company
Partnership for a New American Economy
Paymetric Inc
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Permac Industries
Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce
Port Hueneme (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Preemptive Solutions
Prescott (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Prime Time International
Produce Marketing Association
Producers Chemical Co.
Professional Landcare Network
PTV Sciences
Purple Leaf, LLC
Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
R&L Well Drilling LLC
Rackspace Hosting, Inc.
Rancho Cordova (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Retail Industry Leaders Association
River Cities Capital Funds
Robert Mann Packaging, Inc.
Rochester (MN) Area Chamber of Commerce
Rogers-Lowell Area (AR) Chamber of Commerce
Rollins, Inc.
Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship
S3 Ventures, LLC
SailPoint Technologies, Inc.
Salt Lake (UT) Chamber
San Antonio (TX) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
San Diego County Farm Bureau
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Jose (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Santa Clara (CA) Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau
Santa Clara University
Schuylkill (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Scottsdale (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
Semiconductor Industry Association
Signature Landscape Inc
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Society for Human Resource Management
Society of American Florists
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Farm Bureau
South East Dairy Farmers Association
South Metro Denver Chamber
Sports Tutor, Inc.
St. Louis (MO) Regional Chamber
State Agriculture and Rural Leaders
Statewide Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce (NJ)
Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NJ)
Sun-Maid Growers of California
Sunshine Hope
Surplus Service
SV Angel
Sweet Potato Council of California
Synopsys, Inc.
Technology Association of Oregon
Technology CEO Council
Telecommunications Industry Association
Tempe (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Tennessee Farm Bureau
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Texas Association of Business
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Texas International Produce Association
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
The Center for APA Women
The Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada
The Internet Association
The Latino Coalition
The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce
The National Grange
The New England Council
The Shurtleff Group
The Technology Association of Georgia
Tompkins County (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Torrance (CA) Area Chamber of Commerce
TransPak, Inc.
TransPremier LLC
Trimble Navigation
Tucson (AZ) Hispanic Chamber
Tucson (AZ) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Tulsa (OK) Regional Chamber
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Travel Association
Uesugi Farms, Inc.
Ugaldes restaurant
United Dairymen of Arizona
United Fresh Produce Association
Valley Industry & Commerce Association
Ventura (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Ventura County Agricultural Association
Venture Investors LLC
Vessey & Company, Inc.
Vida Capital Inc
Virgin America
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association
Virginia Farm Bureau
Virginia Green Industry Council
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
Washington Farm Bureau
Washington Growers League
Washington Laboratories and American Certification Body
Washington State Dairy Federation
Washington Technology Industry Association
Welch Foods Inc.
West Coast Mennonite Central Committee
Western Agricultural Processors Association
Western Digital Corporation
Western Growers
Western United Dairymen
White Pine (NV) chamber of Commerce
Willits & Newcomb, Inc.
Wine Institute
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
Woodrow Engineering Company
Woolley Engineering Research Corp.
XTn Group, LLC
Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association
Zacarias Actuarial Consultants, Inc
Zachry Holdings, Inc.