WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Mr. Javier Palomarez, President & CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the national representative for nearly 3 million Hispanic owned businesses and more than 200 local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, released the following statement on the unveiling of a Senate framework for immigration reform:
“For many years, the USHCC has been a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reforms that include a path to residency for undocumented immigrants, a temporary worker program for future immigrants and a preservation of the principle of family reunification while also strengthening our ability to attract talented individuals to add to the prosperity of our nation.
“The proposal that was unveiled by the Senate Democratic leadership contains many important elements of comprehensive immigration reform, including many priorities of the business community. This is a good framework for reform, and we look forward to being invited to engage in negotiations on the drafting of the bill. Nevertheless, the USHCC will seek improvements to this legislation for the benefit of the nearly 3 million Hispanic business owners we represent.
“Ultimately, the USHCC praises the policy content of this proposal, but we sincerely hope to see a bipartisan process, full engagement of our business community, and a process that earnestly seeks to achieve the elusive goal of comprehensive immigration reform.”
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate nearly $400 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico.
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce