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Chamber passes immigration resolution

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.

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kevin 11 months, 4 weeks ago

so what is their resolution? Where's the print? Will it "serve" the legal citizons and taxpayers OR just the county government's interests?

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R 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I guess we could literally say this is OUR tax dollars at work ...

We as residents need to FORCE the powers to be around here at Langley to make better use of our money...

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NewsReader 11 months, 4 weeks ago

The Gwinnett Chamber passes an immigration resolution? LOL, so what! How about a resolution to dissolve the Gwinnett Chamber? Now there's something the citizens of Gwinnett County could get behind and support!

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DavidBrown 11 months, 4 weeks ago

There are parts of the resolution I don't like, but overall it is balanced. I would support it.

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dentaldawg83 11 months, 4 weeks ago

folks, we need to take our county back. Soon.

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notblind 11 months, 4 weeks ago

"We" don't have a country anymore. The elites have us just where they want us. The Chamber of Commerce represents the elites of this country.

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DB 11 months, 4 weeks ago

"...and provides a path for undocumented immigrants who live in the U.S."

How about the return path back from whence they came? Do not reward lawbreakers, line breakers and cheats. Not the kind of neighbors I want.

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Braveshopr 11 months, 4 weeks ago

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. "

The word 'society' was meant to refer to Ga.s wealthy.

.."Focusing on creating and retaining high-wage jobs in the Gwinnett and metro Atlanta area." Please. Who is this person? There aren't enough jobs to serve Gwinnett citizens already..

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Mack711 11 months, 4 weeks ago

The high paying jobs were shiped out to China and have all left Gwinnett and the USA. They will never return hopefully the Chamber will follow and take Wilbanks with them.

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mustardandbiscuit 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Me thinks the Gwinnett Chamber is too big for its britches. Dang, I put an "r" in that last word...

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kayak 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I hope that "path" leads in one direction only - southwest! And don't let the chain link fence hit you in the back on your way out!

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kayak 11 months, 4 weeks ago

And to the Chamber - don't break an arm patting yourself on the back. I wonder how many hours of expensive time these five-and-dime-millionaires spent on coming up with that worthless piece of drivel? In the grand scheme of things, exactly what did it accomplish? Perhaps the Chamber can lead the march back across the border.....

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John5214 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Just another way to say they have done something, without really doing anything. And they think we are stupid enough to believe it.

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