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PRESS CALL: Immigration Reform Is Good for American Workers, Wages, and Our Economic Future

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Contact: Tanya Arditi
Phone: 202.741.6258

Listen to the recorded call here.

Washington, D.C. — Labor and business don’t often see eye to eye, but in June, leaders locked in agreement on an immigration bill that eventually passed with a strong bipartisan vote. As the immigration reform debate moves to House of Representatives, the impact of reform on the economy and American workers is at the heart of the debate. What impact will legalization and citizenship have on American workers and wages? What will immigration mean for our future prosperity and economic competitiveness? Join Mary Kay Henry, president of SEIU; Ron Nelsen, owner of Pioneer Overhead Door; and Center for American Progress economic expert Patrick Oakford for a press call to discuss these issues.


Featured speakers:
Mary Kay Henry, President, Service Employees International Union, or SEIU
Angela Maria Kelley, Vice President, Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress
Ron Nelsen, Owner, President, and General Manager, Pioneer Overhead Door
Patrick Oakford, Researcher, Center for American Progress


Thursday, September 12, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


800/909-5202 ; Conference ID #3967879


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