Mayor Bloomberg Responds to President's Immigration SpeechTue, 05/10/2011 - 00:49 — admin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2011
Statement Of Partnership For a New American Economy Co-Chair Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg On President Barack Obama's Speech On Immigration
"Like business leaders and mayors across the country, President Obama recognizes that fixing our immigration system is an economic imperative, and Americans of both political parties want an immigration reform effort focused on job creation. Moving forward, we need the discussion in Washington to focus on areas of consensus that can keep America competitive in the global market."
About the Partnership
The Partnership for a New American Economy is a national bipartisan group of more than 200 mayors and CEOs making the economic case for sensible immigration reform. The Partnership‚Äôs members include mayors who represent over 30 million residents in large and small cities across the country and business leaders who employ almost 4 million people in all sectors of the economy.
The Partnership‚Äôs Co-Chairs are Steven A. Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corporation; Robert Iger, President and CEO, Walt Disney Co.; J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc.; Jim McNerney, Chairman, President and CEO of Boeing; Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, CEO and Founder of News Corporation; Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York; Mayor Juli√°n Castro of San Antonio; Mayor Phil Gordon of Phoenix; Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia; and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles.
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Contact: Marc La Vorgna