Monday, April 22, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Saying the U.S. immigration system is broken, the Gwinnett Chamber Board of Directors passed a resolution about the country's immigration policy.
"Our current system is not serving the interests of our economy, businesses or our society," said Jann Moore, vice president of public policy at the Gwinnett Chamber. "We need an immigration system with laws that are easy to enforce, make sense, and work."
The resolution supports legislative action that meets criteria that promotes national security and border security interests, addresses economic needs through creation of work visa programs, creates a reliable national employee verification system and provides a path for undocumented immigrants who live in the U.S.
A Chamber press release said it's taken a position on immigration at the national level for the first time, focusing on creating and retaining high-wage jobs in the Gwinnett and metro Atlanta area.