The Arizona Small Business Association Releases Their Position Statement on Immigration Reform
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Posted by: Rhette Baughman
Ariz. –June 7, 2013 – The
Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) strongly believes that Arizona lies
at the center of the federal immigration debate and has much at stake with the
policies that will bring immigration reform to a successful conclusion. While Congress begins to debate the Border
Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744, ASBA
is pleased to release its following position statement on immigration reform:
Position Statement on Immigration Reform
There is growing consensus that our
federal immigration system is in immediate need of reform. The Arizona Small Business Association
recognizes that our immigration system is inadequate and a comprehensive
approach to reform is essential. Such
reform is imperative for Arizona and our nation to meet our current and future
workforce needs and to remain competitive in the global economy.
The Arizona Small Business Association supports legislative policy
comprehensive and developed by the Federal Government.
· Includes a
reliable and efficient employee verification system for domestic workers that
will prevent identity theft and not hold employers liable for database errors.
· Creates a
process to admit foreign workers to support our nation’s workforce needs while
protecting American workers from displacement.
our borders and national security while supporting trade and economic
development through the continued expansion of our ports of entry.
The Arizona Small Business Association believes that these federal
policies can mend our current immigration system and will result in providing
relief to American businesses and encourage job creation.
"We applaud Congress for
confronting and working to achieve meaningful reform to our failing immigration
system that is in much need of reform,” said Rick Murray, CEO of ASBA. "Lack of
reform has placed a larger burden on Arizona than most other states because of
our physical border with Mexico.” ASBA
believes that Arizona is poised to expand its economy and further escalate its
economic development opportunities with sensible immigration policies that properly
address the current challenges confronted by Arizona businesses and its workforce.
Learn more about ASBA at www.asba.com or call 602.306.4000 or 520.327.0222.
ASBA – The
Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is the largest trade association in
the state representing 11,000+ member businesses, and over ½ million employees
in all 15 counties. ASBA members enjoy access to significant group discounts,
countless opportunities to do business with each other, a wide array of
insurance products, and active advocacy efforts on public policy issues to
protect their businesses. Discover more at www.asba.com or by calling
602.306.4000 or 520.327.0222. Join ASBA. Be amAZed®
Jerry Bustamante, Sr. VP, Public Policy
Arizona Small Business Association