Thursday, September 12, 2013

Immigration reform at 'critical' place
Business and labor leaders say opponents of Senate bill not focused on facts

As this says, "time is of the essence". They have to get working on this now.  - - Donna Poisl

By DOUG FINKE, GateHouse Media Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - Business and labor leaders said Tuesday they'll have to do a better job of separating fact from fiction on a federal immigration reform bill if it is to pass in the near future.

And time is of the essence, they said, to ensure a comprehensive reform bill can pass before Congress gets consumed by another campaign season.

"I think it is critical to do it now," said Mark Denzler, vice president of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association. "If it doesn't get done now, it will probably be a number of years."

Denzler told The State Journal-Register editorial board that the hope is Congress will act this fall or by early 2014 at the latest.
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