Monday, September 30, 2013

Why immigration reform matters to Minnesota

Minnesota needs immigration reform and the same reasons in this article apply to all our states. The economy of our whole country needs immigration reform.   - - Donna Poisl


 The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the Minnesota AFL-CIO do not often find themselves on the same side of the negotiating table, but common-sense immigration reform is an issue on which Minnesotans from across political spectrums have found significant common ground.

For the past three years, our organizations have traveled the state collecting stories from business owners and working people about the urgent need for immigration reform.

Dairy farmers from central Minnesota describe how they need immigrants to fill essential positions for which current citizens do not apply. Executives from Ecolab criticize our Byzantine immigration system for the way it limits their ability to attract the world’s best talent.
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