Business leaders from across the country have weighed in at roundtables across the U.S., and we've heard you loud and clear: comprehensive immigration reform is important to your bottom line.
From small-town entrepreneurs to executives in the C-suite, you've told us that in order for American businesses to be competitive -- and thrive -- in a global economy, we need a simpler, smarter immigration system. And we need it now.
But at a time when our economy needs it most, Congress keeps dragging its feet -- and it’s dragging us down with it.
That's why we've committed to helping our network of business leaders be heard on this important issue -- through briefings, webinars and events in Washington and around the country. But it's not enough. We need you to add your voice and tell Congress to make immigration reform a priority in 2014.
Today’s convoluted system is discouraging -- or blocking entirely -- the next generation of entrepreneurs, hoteliers and restaurateurs from creating jobs and driving economic growth. Business owners are constrained by an outdated set of regulations that makes it unreasonably difficult for contractors, family farmers and others to find and train workers.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Reforming our broken immigration system makes economic sense -- but we need the business community to rally together and send a loud and clear message to Congress. Tell those on Capitol Hill to do their job and pass comprehensive immigration reform in early 2014. Add your name to the petition.
Thank you for speaking out -- now turn up the volume and let your friends and family know how important this issue is to your business.