FWD.us Joins More than 600 Businesses, Chambers of Commerce, and Business Federations to Send a Message to Speaker Boehner: “The Time is Now” for Reform

Posted by on February 25, 2014.

FWD.us just joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in sending a strong message to Speaker Boehner to move on immigration reform now in a letter with more than 600 signatories, including more than 240 businesses of every size and sector across the country and 390 business associations, bureaus, federations, or chambers representing a wide cross-section of industries and commercial interests. 

In the letter, the signatories note, “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.”

Fixing our broken immigration system so that it works for the American economy and American families must be a priority, and we know that support for reform has never been stronger. A broad coalition of advocates and organizations continues to work together to achieve reform, including Democrats and Republicans, businesses big and small, members of the tech community, agriculture, faith leaders, and law enforcement. In poll after poll, three in four Americans supports fixing our broken system, because Americans across the political spectrum agree that the status quo on immigration is unacceptable. Simply put: the time for reform is now.

Read the letter and see the 600+ signatories from across the country here. 

Then, tell House Republicans to take action now.

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.

Sincerely,

FWD.us & over 600 business organizations.

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