New England Business Immigration Summit To Feature Sens.  Markey and King, Harvard President Bacow 

Business leaders, advocates and University Presidents from Harvard and Colby College will also address summit to advance federal immigration reform in 2021

BOSTON, MA — Sens. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Angus King (I-ME) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow, Colby College President David Greene, Tyson Foods Vice President David Barber, Exelon Chairman Emeritus John Rowe, and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals President Yvonne Greenstreet will join over 200 business leaders, CEOs, University Presidents, Dreamers, Essential Workers, and advocates to advance sensible immigration solutions in 2021 at the New England Business Immigration Summit on Friday, February 19 at 11:30 AM EST.

The summit aims to educate, engage and motivate a broad group of business, university and elected leaders in New England on the importance of passing commonsense federal and state immigration reform measures critical to our economic recovery. This includes high and low-skilled visas, agricultural visas and a path to legalization and citizenship for the 11 million undocumented workers, starting with Dreamers,TPS holders and essential workers.

The summit is co-hosted by the Maine Business Immigration Coalition (MeBIC), the Massachusetts Business Immigration Coalition (MBIC), the American Business Immigration Coalition, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration, New England Council, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), AILA New England and the EOS Foundation

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

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT: New England Business Immigration Summit

WHEN: Friday, February 19 at 11:30 AM EST

REGISTRATION: http://bit.ly/nebic2021 

ABOUT

The American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) (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.

The Massachusetts Business Immigration Coalition (MBIC) brings together business leaders from across the Commonwealth to be a voice for federal and state policies that ensure companies have the talent they need at all levels of training. MBIC advocates for policies that foster complete economic integration of foreign born talent and sustained prosperity for all. We are committed to the success of immigrants in our economy as workers, consumers, entrepreneurs, residents, consumers, investors, residents and citizens.

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest coalition in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. MIRA is a dynamic and multi‐ethnic coalition with 130+ organizational members, including grassroots community organizations, refugee resettlement agencies, providers of social, legal and health services, faith-based organizations and civil and human rights advocates.

The non-partisan, nonprofit Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings college and university presidents and chancellors together on the immigration issues that impact higher education, our students, campuses, communities and nation. The Presidents’ Alliance works to advance just immigration policies and practices at the federal, state, and campus level. The Alliance is composed of over 500 presidents and chancellors of public and private colleges and universities, enrolling over five million students in 43 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 

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