Uplifting the voices of Texas businesses, employers, and associations to expand the labor market and the economic potential of immigrants through bipartisan immigration reform solutions.
About ABIC in Texas
ABIC Texas, also known as TBIC, works to create positive, sensible, and responsible immigration policies.
We bring together Texas’ business leaders, and local, state, and federal lawmakers who support common sense immigration reform that addresses the needs of our high- and low-skilled workforce and our state’s more than 1.7 million undocumented immigrants, including 204,000 DACA-eligible Dreamers.
What We Do
Elevates the participation of business leaders with long histories of helping to shape Texas and who are known to local and state lawmakers.
Mobilizes its coalition of 100+ CEOs, associations, and donor class members to protect the rights of immigrants. For example, the coalition crushed efforts to repeal the 20-year-old in-state tuition access for undocumented immigrant students and won Texas Sen. John Cornyn’s support for federal stimulus checks for 291,000 US citizens in mixed-status families living in Texas.
Convenes virtual and in-person roundtables and press conferences with statewide university and community college presidents, Texas Latino businesses, and border mayors, county judges, business leaders, and members of Congress to promote immigration reforms, such as a permanent solution to the DACA program.
Coordinates the Texas Opportunity Coalition (TOC) together with the Texas Business Leadership Council, the backing of Senator John Cornyn, and over 100 businesses, associations, and higher education institutions