Sen. Tim Scott Joins CEOs, Growers, and University Presidents for Bipartisan Immigration Summit in the Carolinas
CHARLOTTE, NC — Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will headline a virtual immigration summit with elected officials, business leaders and university presidents on Thursday, March 25 at 10:30 – 11:30 AM EST at the bipartisan Carolinas Flourishing: Unlocking the Region’s Economic Potential through Sensible Immigration Solutions.
North and South Carolina are home to more than 1.1 million immigrants, including over 41,000 Dreamers and 120,000 farm workers. They power key industries like agriculture, construction, manufacturing, technology, hospitality, tourism, and healthcare. With a combined spending power of $28.8 billion, they contribute over $10.3 billion in federal and state taxes. Leaders will discuss common-sense, bipartisan immigration solutions like the bipartisan federal Dream Act and agricultural reform to unleash the region’s economic growth, create jobs, fulfill labor needs, and strengthen families.
The event will also feature Attorney General Josh Stein (D-North Carolina); Vincent Price, Duke University President; Martin Eakes, Self Help Federal Credit Union Chairman and CEO; Krista L. Newkirk, Converse College President; Chalmers Carr, Titan Farms President and CEO; Hugh McColl, Bank of America Retired Chairman and CEO; Jose Oliva, Replacements Ltd; Marty Kotis, Kotis Holdings President and CEO; Gris Bailey, Latin American Chamber of Commerce-Charlotte President and CEO; and Jose Hernandez Paris, Latin American Coalition Executive Director.
Media is invited to attend the event. For interviews with business leaders or advocates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A recording will be made available after the event.
WHEN: Thursday, March 25 at 10:30 AM MST / 2:30 EST
Event Co-sponsors: American Business Immigration Coalition – Carolinas Chapter, North Carolina Growers’ Association, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration, NC Green Industries Council, Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Charlotte, Duke University, NC Green Industries Council, NC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Farm Bureau, Latin American Coalition, Americans for Prosperity.
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.
The American Business Immigration Coalition – Carolinas Chapter promotes commonsense immigration reform in North and South Carolina that promotes common-sense, bipartisan immigration solutions to unleash the region’s economic growth, create jobs, fulfill labor needs, and strengthen families.