Local Business, Civic, Labor Leaders Send Congress a Message: Get Back to Work on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

September 6, 2013 9:00 am

 WHAT: As Congress returns to the nation’s Capitol today following the summer recess, a coalition of business, labor, civil rights, and community groups are urging House members to put immigration reform with a path to citizenship at the top of their agenda for action this session. In nine events across California, a broad coalition of unlikely allies will call on House members to “get back to work” on passing comprehensive immigration reform bill that is critical to the nation’s economy. Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) can unlock the nation’s economic potential by making it easier for skilled workers to get visas and creating a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants – 2.6 million of which reside in California.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce 350 South Bixel Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

WHO: Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Gary Toebben, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Angelica Salas, Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Mike Garcia, SEIU
*Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
*LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
*Russell Goldsmith or Michael Kelly, LA Coalition


# # # The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.

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