USHCC Statement in Response to White House Town Hall Meeting on Immigration

WASHINGTON--()--The following is a statement by United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Javier Palomarez:

"The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, representing the interests of 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses nationwide, stands in full support of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. At today's town hall meeting in Miami, FL, President Obama will cover several aspects of his executive orders that promote a more inclusive America and help leverage our economic strengths.

"While the President’s actions are neither comprehensive nor permanent, they lift the immediate threat of deportation for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants and make a positive impact on families, students, business owners and all those who stand to benefit from a stronger American economy.

"I commend President Obama for inviting our association to join him in Miami today to discuss how we can move forward on common sense immigration reform -- an economic imperative for our nation. The USHCC will continue to work with this Administration, members of Congress, and other community leaders to put an end to the stalemate, and pass a comprehensive bill that our nation’s business leaders have called for and the American people can be proud of."

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 240 major corporations.

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Contacts

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Ammar Campa-Najjar
Director of Communications and Marketing
619-721-5148

Contacts

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Ammar Campa-Najjar
Director of Communications and Marketing
619-721-5148