Bipartisan Immigration Summit to Feature Sens. Romney, Bennet, Sinema and Kelly, Along With Gov. Ducey of Arizona

Elected officials from the Intermountain region will join business leaders, university presidents and advocates to push for common-sense immigration solutions

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — With Congress set to vote on immigration bills this week, the American Business Immigration Coalition — Intermountain Chapter, will host an immigration summit this Friday, March 19 at 11:30 MST / 2:30 EST featuring bipartisan elected officials, business leaders, CEOs, and university presidents at the Intermountain Rising: Unlocking Our Regions Economic Potential Through Bipartisan Immigration Reform.

The Intermountain region of the United States — which includes Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Colorado — is home to about 2.5 million immigrants who pay $18 billion in federal and state taxes each year. Together, their economic impact in the region is close to $80 billion per year. A path to legal status and citizenship for Dreamers, Agricultural workers and essential workers is supported by over 70% of American voters. Commonsense immigration solutions will help the Intermountain states rebuild and recover from the pandemic, while powering the region’s biggest industries including construction, agriculture, hospitality, and tourism.

Media is invited to listen to the event. To schedule interviews with advocates or business leaders, please contact hsoto@americanbic.biz. A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event.

The summit will feature Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT); Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ); U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ); U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ); Bob Worsley, Former AZ State Senator and Skymall founder; Sol Trujillo, founder of Latino Donor Collaborative; Mike Kaplan, Aspen Snowmass CEO; Bill Kunkler, CC Industries Executive Vice President; Phil Francis, emeritus CEO of Petsmart; Garrick Taylor, CEO of AZ Chamber of Commerce; Neil Guiliano, CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership; Arizona State University President Michael Crow; Derek Miller, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce President and CEO; Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Melody Rose; Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell; Reyna Montoya, founder and CEO of ALIENTO; Rev. Katie Sexton, Executive Director of Arizona Faith Network; Rabbi John Linder, Temple Solel; Wilford Andersen, emeritus general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; along with Essential Workers and Dreamers

DETAILS:

WHAT: Intermountain Rising: Unlocking Our Regions Economic Potential Through Bipartisan Immigration Reform

WHEN: Friday, March 19 at 11:30 AM MST / 2:30 EST 

Registration: http://bit.ly/IMBICSummit 

Co-sponsors: Aspen Snowmass, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Leadership, The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration, UnidosUS, Aliento, Jewish Community Relations Council, Valley Interfaith Project, Local First Arizona, Arizona Faith Network, Chicanos por la Causa, US Conference of Catholic Bishops

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The American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) promotes commonsense immigration reform that advances economic competitiveness, provides companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens.

A chapter of the American Business Immigration Coalition, the American Business Immigration Coalition — Intermountain Chapter promotes commonsense immigration reform that advances economic competitiveness, provides companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and citizens.