Dave Bender: Hope for the unfinished business
of immigration reform

State Journal-Register column, August 30, 2014

Dave Bender
Co-Chairman of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
Executive Director, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois
Chairman, Logan County Republican Party
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IBIC Statement on July 29:
Unaccompanied Minors

Business Leaders Urge the President and Congress to Swiftly Address the Unaccompanied Minors Crisis and Pass Immigration Reform in 2014
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Welcome IBIC's Newest
Steering Committee Members

Deborah Quazzo and Grace Tsao-Wu

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Senator Durbin on the Senate Floor:

Congratulating Billy and Anne Lawless
on Becoming Americans.

Thank you, Billy and Anne, for tirelessly
fighting for immigration reform!
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Read: Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions CEO and IBIC Member,

June 13 Roll Call Op Ed:

Immigration Reform a Win-Win Deal for America
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IBIC Statement on June 10
Primary Election Results

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Join us on June 9th

Immigration Bottom Line 2014

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Congressman Dan Lipinski

supports immigration reform

Crains Business Credits IBIC's Efforts

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).
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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.”
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Lynn Sweet of Chicago Sun-Times

Praises IBIC

Immigration in Play for
Illinois Congressmen
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Join us Tuesday, April 22nd

Moving Forward:
Immigration Bottom-Line 2014

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View Our Photo Gallery from
Immigration Reform: Bridging the Divide

With Speakers:

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL 16),
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel,
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL),
Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL 4),
Moderated by Exelon Chairman Emeritus John Rowe
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Cardinal Francis George
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Supporting Immigration Reform
with a Path to Citizenship

Immigration Bottom-Line 2014
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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Supporting Immigration Reform with a
Path to Citizenship on Chicago Tonight

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Sue Gin, CEO, Flying Food Group

Daughter of Chinese Immigrants

2013 revenue = over $400 million
Total employees = 4,244
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Sergio Suarez, President, NAIMA

Immigrant Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Immigrated to the U.S. at 17 yrs old
Owns over a dozen companies
Employs over 1,100 Americans
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Omar Duque, CEO, IL Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Son of Guatemalan Immigrants

IHCC has helped to increase Hispanic business revenue by more than $200 million over the last 20 yrs.
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Rich Guebert Jr., President, IL Farm Bureau

Represents over 80,000 members

Immigrants make up 74% of all IL farm help
Annual IL agriculture revenue = $9 billion
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Welcome Our Newest
Steering Committee Members

Jaime di Paulo, Little Village Chamber of Commerce

Hedy Ratner, Women's Business Development Center
Anna Morzy, Polish American Chamber of Commerce
Dan Costello, Owner, Keefer's Restaurant
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Welcome Our Newest Co-chair

Carole Browe Segal

Co-founder of Crate and Barrel and president of the Segal Family Foundation
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For these reasons and more

Get the facts about immigration reform


IBIC Co-Chair John Rowe

Making the Business Argument for
Immigration Reform on Chicago Tonight

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Welcome to the Illinois Business
Immigration Coalition (IBIC)

Welcome to the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC), a growing and diverse set of businesses and business associations. 

IBIC provides a voice for Illinois businesses in support of common sense immigration reform that supports Illinois’ economic recovery, provides Illinois companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and promotes the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs and citizens.

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Latest IBIC News

Business Round Table Full Report with Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown: Contributing to American Growth - the Economic Case for Immigration Reform

How Cantor's defeat could prolong a Southwest Side family's pain by Mark Brown (Chicago Sun-Times, June 11, 2014)

Immigration reform MUST BE PUSHED DESPITE CANTOR'S LOSS (Chicago Sun-Times, June 11, 2014)

IBIC Statement on Tuesday June 10th Primary Election Results  by IBIC

Anatomy of a flip-flop: Dan Lipinski now backs immigration reform by Greg Hinz (Crain's Chicago Business, June 4, 2014)

Mother's Day wish: Humane immigration rules by Carole Segal (Chicago Tribune, May 9, 2014)

Immigration in Play for Illinois Congressmen by Lynn Sweet (Chicago Sun-Times, May 2, 2014)

Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger to back legal status by Seung Min Kim (Politico, April 22, 2014)

Kinzinger, Schock Plead for Immigration Overhaul by Matt Fuller (Roll Call, April 22, 2014)

Illinois GOP congressmen warm to immigration reform by Greg Hinz (Crain's Chicago Business, April 22, 2014) 

Former Speaker Hastert Calls for Immigration Overhaul by Laura Meckler (The Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2014)

Biz pushes GOP on immigration by Paul Merrion (Crain's Chicago Business, January 27, 2014)

We need immigration reform now by John Rowe, Samuel C. Scott III, and Doug L. Whitley (Crain's Chicago Business, January 22, 2014)


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