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Naperville Chamber: It’s not too late for immigration reform

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Naperville Chamber: It’s not too late for immigration reform

First, immigration reform is good for Illinois — and Naperville. In our state alone, one in five business owners are foreign born, and those businesses draw a $5.4 billion income annually. Growing the pool of entrepreneurs by reforming outdated policies would add an estimated $700 billion to our struggling economy over 10 years.

In a nation whose debt hovers in the trillions, waiting until November, or until next year, may do our economy and community more harm than good.

Companies that do business in Naperville, such as Cisco, would benefit immensely from reform if high-skilled visa allocations were expanded for foreign-born workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These businesses would have access to the talent they need to be successful, to grow and to create new jobs — American jobs — here in Naperville.

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