Statement on Urgent Need for Comprehensive Federal Immigration Reform

SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area Council today issued the following statement on the urgent need for enacting comprehensive immigration reform and ending the practice of separating children from parents.

“The Bay Area Council joins with the growing number of business organizations, companies and other leaders across the country in urging the Trump Administration and Congress immediately to enact long overdue immigration reform and to end the “zero tolerance” policy that is causing the inhumane, painful and unnecessary separation of children from their parents along our borders. We need clear, comprehensive and fair immigration laws and policies that recognize the importance of immigrants to our country, our communities and our economy. These reforms should permanently address the fate of so-called Dreamers, and we strongly advocate for an expansion of visas for foreign workers and others who play a vital role in addressing employment needs and contributing to our economy.”

About the Bay Area Council
The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1945, the Bay Area Council is widely respected by elected officials, policy makers and other civic leaders as the voice of Bay Area business. Today, more than 300 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member. Our members employ more than 4.43 million workers and have revenues of $1.94 trillion, worldwide. Learn more at www.bayareacouncil.org.

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