On Tuesday April 22 the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition delivered the support of three Republican Illinois Congressmen for immigration reform in 2014. In the coming months, the united Illinois business community will continue to work to pass immigration reform in 2014
Their statements here –
Rep Aaron Schock addresses IBIC: “We need a clear path to citizenship for workers already here and a fair and efficient on-ramp for those who want to come here. We should never forget we are all a nation of immigrants,” said Congressman Aaron Schock (R – 18).
Rep. Adam Kinzinger addresses IBIC: ““We must work hard to come to an agreement on how to bring undocumented workers out of the shadows, legally entering the work force and becoming part of the American melting pot that makes this country great.”
Rep. John Shimkus statement in Crain’s Business: “I do support and my district supports a strong agricultural worker bill. I also support bills providing expedited visas for high tech workers, stronger border security and worker verification. We also have to address the 12 million undocumented immigrants who are already here by moving them legally into the workforce, not by granting them unconditional amnesty,” Mr. Shimkus continued. “These are tough issues and emotions run high on both sides of the debate. I’m hopeful the business and religious communities can be helpful in bringing both sides together to bring meaningful reform to our broken immigration system.”