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ARIZONA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STATEMENT ON IMMIGRATION REFORM PROPOSALS BY U.S. SENATORS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA
Date:  1/29/2013
ArticleType:  Press Release

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January 29, 2013

CONTACT: Monica Villalobos, 626-641-0204 or monicav@azhcc.com

ARIZONA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STATEMENT ON IMMIGRATION REFORM PROPOSALS BY U.S. SENATORS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA

PHOENIX (Jan. 29, 2013) – We are optimistic about the latest proposals for comprehensive immigration reform announced today by President Obama and Monday by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators–including Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. It’s an encouraging start to the challenging but necessary process of injecting fact-based reasoning into how we manage and implement our national policy toward immigration. We applaud the President and the Senators for prioritizing this issue and pledging to work together on a plan that not only ensures our nation’s security but also supports the economic growth and future workforce of our country while treating immigrants humanely. We are encouraged that Republicans and Democrats behind this draft recognize the irreversible economic and demographic shifts in our country and appear committed to achieving a “successful permanent reform” that is long overdue.

Gonzalo A. de la Melena, Jr., President of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

About the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1948. It has an established reputation as a leader in setting the pace for business growth in today's increasingly diversified market. In 1991, programs were established through the non-profit AZHCC Foundation to support statewide economic and business development efforts and an educational scholarship fund. The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's strong efforts to keep member businesses competitive and progressive stems from the many programs it provides, including seminars, marketing consultations, leadership development, and networking opportunities. Over the past decade, the number of Arizona Hispanic-owned businesses has increased to about 65,000 statewide. The phenomenal growth in the Latino population in recent decades is creating a more diverse marketplace. The AZHCC and its members are a vital link to future business relationships with a culturally diverse consumer, workforce and expanding global economy.

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