Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) Panel with Republican Leaders

IBIC’s event “Moving Forward Commonsense Immigration Reform 2017” at TechNexus in Chicago on August 10, 2016.

Senator Billy Lawless took part in the Moving Forward Immigration Reform panel hosted by the bipartisan group IBIC in Chicago, Illinois this summer. High profile Republican representatives present included Senator Mark Kirk (IL), and Representatives Dold (IL), and Balard-Diaz (FL). The panelists discussed the need to reform the United States’ immigration system, and the impact on the national economy of inaction. Senator Lawless, himself a co-founder of IBIC, asked the panel about the Republican strategy for immigration reform after the November elections.

The Congressmen and the Senator agreed on the need for compromise and common sense solutions to fix a broken immigration system that in the long run is hurting businesses, dividing families and adversely affecting the economy. Pundits agree that over 90% of all congressmen and senators in the US Congress support comprehensive immigration reform.