This week the Chamber of Commerce is renewing its push for Congress to take up immigration reform, sending a letter to Speaker Boehner asking him to take action on legislation this year. More than 600 businesses have co-signed this letter, from Apple to McDonald’s to AT&T and more. View the full letter and list of signees here.
The 636 groups are comprised of 246 businesses and 390 business associations from across the country, and stated that “failure is not an option” on immigration reform.
Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donahue has also been a vocal supporter of reform, writing in a blog post this week that the time for immigration reform is now, and that Congress shouldn’t wait to take up the issue:
“The political landscape isn’t going to be any more conducive to reform in two years or four years,” Donohue wrote. “For too long, the can has been kicked down the road. And while we’ve failed to act, the problem has only grown worse.”