Re-Igniting the Economic Engine

Immigration Solutions for 2021

Thursday, Dec 3 @ 11 am (EST)

Summit 2021
Senator SchumerSenator CornynSenator DurbinSenator CollinsAlejandro Mayorkas


Building bipartisanship on immigration reform is more important than ever. Hear from elected leaders on the path forward in 2021.

With participation by

  • U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
  • U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R–NC)
  • U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R–FL)
  • U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D–DE)
  • U.S. Representative Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL)
  • U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX)

Host Committee and Panelists (In Formation)

Jon Baselice, US Chamber of Commerce Immigration Director • Al Cardenas, Shareholder - Squire Patton Boggs • Steve Choi, NYIC Senior Advisor • Alan Cramb, Illinois Institute of Technology President • Lester Crown, Henry Crown & Company Co-Chairman • Bob Dickinson, Carnival Cruise CEO Retired • Craig Duchossois, The Duchossois Group Chairman • Martin Eakes, Self Help Federal Credit Union CEO • Mike Fernandez, MBF Healthcare Partners Chairman • Don Graham, Chairman • Luis Gutierrez, former U.S. Representative • Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, Colorado Mountain College President and CEO • Marielena Hincapie, NILC Executive Director • Mellody Hobson, Ariel Investments President and Co-CEO • Josh Hoyt, Democracy Partners • Woody Hunt, Hunt Companies Senior Chairman • Mike Kaplan, Aspen Snowmass CEO • Giev Kashkooli, United Farm Workers Political Director • Bill Kunkler, CC Industries Executive VP • Bill Lucia, HMS CEO • Stan Marek, MAREK Brothers & Systems CEO • Greisa Martinez, United We Dream, Executive Director • Eva Millona, MIRA CEO • Marc Morial, The National Urban League President • Anna Morzy, Greenberg Traurig Shareholder • Ana Navarro, American Political Strategist • Penny Pritzker, former United States Secretary of Commerce • Raul Raymundo, TRP CEO • Maria Rodriguez, Florida Immigrant Coalition Executive Director • John Rowe, Exelon Chairman Emeritus • Zaher Sahloul, MedGlobal CEO • Angelica Salas, CHIRLA Executive Director • Sam Scott, Ingredion Incorporated CEO Retired • Carole Segal, Crate and Barrel Co-Founder • Gustavo Torres, CASA Executive Director • Chris Wallace, North Texan Commission President and CEO • Bob Worsley, SkyMall Founder and Arizona Republican State Senator Retired • Justin Yancey, Texas Business Leadership Council President

Deep Dives and Panel Presentations

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM (EST) Bipartisan Path Forward 2021

  • 11:15–11:30AM EST - Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), with Sam Scott, Ingredion Incorporated CEO, retired
  • 11:30–12:00PM EST - Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Democratic Leader, with MBF Healthcare Partners Chairman Mike Fernandez
  • 12 – 12:30PM EST - Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chris Coons (D-DE), with MedGlobal CEO Zaher Sahloul and Chairman Don Graham
  • U.S. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey
  • U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina (video remarks)

12:30 PM (EST) – National State of Play

  • Jon Baselice, Immigration Director - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director - the National Immigration Law Center
  • Bill Kunkler, CC Industries Executive Senior Vice President and ABIC Co-Chair
  • Moderated by Rebecca Shi, Executive Director - ABIC Executive Director

1:00 PM (EST) – Building a Bipartisan Coalition

  • U.S Representative Will Hurd (R-TX)
  • Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director – Florida Immigrant Coalition
  • Woody Hunt, Hunt Companies Senior Chairman

1:30 PM (EST) – University and Talent Pipeline

  • Alan Cramb, President - Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, President and CEO - Colorado Mountain College
  • Don Graham, Chairman - TheDream.US
  • Moderated by Carole Segal, Co-Founder - Crate and Barrel

2:00 PM (EST) - Stabilizing the U.S. Farm Workforce

  • Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
  • Arturo Rodriguez - United Farmworkers
  • Nikki Fried, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services - State of Florida
  • Mike Carlton, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association

2:30 PM (EST) – Future of High Skilled Immigration

  • Anna Morzy, Shareholder - Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Bill Lucia, Chairman, President, and CEO - HMS
  • Catherine Yin, U.S. Capital Markets Attorney

3:00 PM (EST) - Fireside Chat

  • U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Woody Hunt, Hunt Companies Senior Chairman and ABIC Co-Chair and Chris Wallace, President/CEO of the North Texas Commission
  • U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Hunt Companies Senior Chairman Woody Hunt

3:30 PM (EST) – Small Business Economic Recovery

  • Marc Morial, President - National Urban League
  • Martin Eakes, CEO - Self-Help Federal Credit Union
  • U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Video Remarks
  • Moderated by Sam Scott, Retired CEO - Ingredion Inc.

4:00 PM (EST) – State of Play for Refugees and TPS

  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis
  • Basma Alawee, Florida Refugee from Iraq
  • Nazanin Ash, International Rescue Committee
  • Bob Worsley, Arizona Republican State Senator (retired)

4:30 PM (EST) – Alejandro Mayorkas, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

Schedule and Speakers are subject to change.

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This event is hosted by the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) which 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.