SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (June 25, 2018) – The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, issued the following statement regarding the pending Congressional Action on immigration:
“The Salt Lake Chamber urges Congress to fix our broken immigration system in a manner consistent with the Utah Compact. We urge Utah’s federal delegation to lead efforts to strengthen families, support economic growth, focus law enforcement efforts on serious crime and uphold our values as a free society. The United States should always be a place that welcomes people of good will and our laws should reflect our values as a country of immigrants. It is time for Congress to step up and do the job they were elected to do. There is no excuse for delay.”
About the Chamber
The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents the broad interests of the state’s 63,000-plus employers, which employ more than 1.4 million Utahns. This includes thousands of Chamber members and their employees. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champion’s community prosperity.
About the Utah Compact
The Utah Compact was developed over several months by groups and individuals who were concerned about the tone of Utah’s immigration discussion. The Compact is based on Utah values and we urge our leaders to use these guiding principles as they address the complex challenges associated with a broken national immigration system. The Compact has broad support from community leaders, business associations, law enforcement officers and members of Utah’s religious community. It is a simple document that expresses our values as a community as they relate to specific policy issues that have become central to the immigration discussion.
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