US Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30), Colin Allred (D-TX-32), Marc Veasey (D-TX-33) join Dallas Business Leaders, DACA & TPS Entrepreneurs to Discuss Dallas Economy’s Dependence on Immigrants, Urge Congress to Pass Common Sense Immigration Solutions


TOODAY, SEPT. 23, 9am CST / 10am EST – via ZOOM

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ABIC push for immigration reforms undeterred despite Senate Parliamentarian’s opinion that proposed pathways to citizenship for DACA and TPS recipients, farmworkers and essential workers cannot be included in the upcoming budget reconciliation bill. 

DALLAS, TX — Today, September 23, U.S. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30), Colin Allred (D-TX-32), and Marc Veasey D-TX-33) will participate with Dallas business leaders, University of Texas at Dallas President Richard Benson, and DACA & TPS recipients and entrepreneurs at a press conference hosted by the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) to highlight the critical contributions that immigrants make to Dallas’ economy and next steps towards immigration solutions.

Like many cities across the nation, Dallas is facing worker shortages. At the same time, the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area’s 1.5 million immigrants, 575,000 of whom are undocumented and 40,965 of whom are entrepreneurs, are an integral and critical part of the region’s economy, which stands to lose billions without a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, TPS holders, and essential workers. 

Passing these common sense immigration solutions is crucial to boost the Dallas economy, create jobs, ease the labor shortage, and support families. 

Press Conference Details:


  • Juan Carlos Cerda, Director, Texas Business Immigration Coalition
  • U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30) (video message)
  • U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX-32) (video message)
  • U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX-33) (video message)
  • Chris Wallace, CEO, North Texas Commission
  • Regina Montoya, CEO, Regina T. Montoya, PLLC
  • Richard Benson, President, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas County
  • Alberto Garcia, DACA recipient & entrepreneur
  • Delmy Gomez, TPS recipient

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 23 – 9:00 am CST

WHERE: Zoom – Media may register here:


The American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) promotes common sense 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. ABIC is active in key states and communities across the country engaging activists, advocates, business leaders and elected officials on the urgency of passing immigration reform that boosts our economy, creates jobs, eases the labor shortage and supports families.  


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