State of the Union and Republican Response Display Bipartisan Interest in Immigration Reform As A Priority This Year

2/12/2013
Council Press Releases

​​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 12, 2013

ACIP Contact: Samantha Greene
The Fratelli Group
(202) 822-9491

SHRM Contact: Kate Kennedy
(703) 535-6260

State of the Union and Republican Response Display Bipartisan Interest in Immigration Reform As A Priority This Year

​ACIP and SHRM Applaud Focus on ​Issue Critical to U.S. Workforce and Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. – The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released the following statement applauding President Obama for emphasizing the need for comprehensive immigration reform this year during his annual address to the nation:

We applaud President Obama’s continued push to achieve comprehensive immigration reform this year. As we have long advocated, and as the President recognized tonight, America needs a top-flight workforce to lead in the modern, global economy, and reform of the immigration system for highly educated top world talent is part of the solution.

We urge the President and Congress to work together to create a U.S. immigration system that works for America with bipartisan reforms that allow critical top talent to continue contributing to U.S. growth, that ensure a secure federal electronic employment verification system and that increase efficiency through a Trusted Employer program.

ACIP and SHRM further commend Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), another leader on immigration, for his support for reforming America’s outdated immigration system during his response to the State of the Union.

About the American Council on International Personnel:

The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) represents employers working to speed U.S. economic recovery, create new jobs for all Americans and advance American innovation. Our members are companies, universities, research institutions and organizations that employ the critical talent that has and will continue to build the U.S. economy and raise the standard of living for all Americans. We build the workforces necessary to keep America on the cutting edge of worldwide innovation and leading the global economy. Learn more at www.acip.com.

About the Society for Human Resource Management:

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

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