U.S. Chamber of Commerce pushes House GOP on immigration reform

Passport -CitizenshipWashington Post, 2/25/14

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is renewing its push for immigration reform, making the economic case for an overhaul of border control laws to pressure House Republicans to act on legislation this year. Chamber President Thomas J. Donohue posted a blog on the organization’s Web site  Monday, and 636 business organizations signed onto a letter from the chamber to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday. The businesses included Facebook, Caterpillar, Halliburton and Hewlett-Packard.

“Failure to act is not an option,” the letter stated. “We cannot afford to be content and watch a dysfunctional immigration system work against our overall national interest. In short, immigration reform is an essential element of a jobs agenda and economic growth. It will add talent, innovation, investment, products, businesses, jobs, and dynamism to our economy.”

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Trade with Mexico drives employment in the U.S. [in Spanish]

El Economista, 8/01/2012

More than 6 million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Mexico, concluded a study of the consulting company Trade Partnership Worldwide, based in Washington, DC.

The result of the study was released by the Ministry of Economy and the American Chamber of Commerce, through there brochure these jobs are broken down in each of the 50 states of the union, with detailed figures shown on a map.

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Calderón Prepares Visit to the United States [In Spanish]

Reforma, 4/19/2012

President Felipe Calderón will visit Washington and Houston as part of his official visit to the United States from April 23rd to April 26th. The purpose of his visit is to strengthen the presence of Mexico in the United States, as well as that of productive investment and businesses. In addition, President Calderón will seek to further the dialogue with key political figures at the federal and state levels of government, as well as engaging in meetings with key figures in the academic and financial realms. The President’s work program also features a permanent relationship with Mexican communities in the United States.

On Monday, President Calderón will give the Henry Kissinger lecture at the Library of Congress of the United States, becoming the first incumbent president to receive an invitation to speak in this forum. On the following day, Calderón will meet with members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and will receive an award from them. He will also meet with the president of the World Bank for a discussion on the international economic situation as well as the priorities of the Mexican presidency in the group of the G20.

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