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My view: Utah’s agriculture industry needs immigration reform

April 23, 2014

The need for immigration reform has united individuals from various sectors, including business, education and religion. But one group — our nation’s farmers — feels particularly strongly about this issue, and with good reason. On our farm, we use the H2A program exclusively because we don’t have a choice if we want to stay in…

FWD.us and Partnership for a New American Economy Launch National #iCodeImmigration Series

April 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2014 CONTACT Ryan Williams, Partnership for a New American Economy, rwilliams@fp1strategies.com Kate Hansen, FWD.us, kate@fwd.us Leading Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Experts Will Discuss the Critical Need for Immigration Reform in 10 Cities Across the U.S. and Call on Congress to Act This Year. New York, NY – The Partnership for a…

An immigrant’s plea for reform

April 19, 2014

Moving from Denmark to Butler County in the early spring of 2006 was a difficult transition. My wife and I uprooted our two young children and left family and friends. However, we moved for an excellent opportunity. The Danish firm I work for, IceTech International, a world leader in manufacturing high performance dry ice blasting…

#iCodeImmigration: Accelerating Immigration Reform

April 18, 2014

Some of America’s most innovative, fastest growing companies continue to face challenges because of our country’s broken immigration system. Whether it’s a foreign-born entrepreneur trying to launch his company in America or a CEO who can’t hire the talent she needs to grow her start-up, inaction on immigration reform is costing our businesses and hurting…

My view: Immigration reform just makes sense, it’s time to get it done

April 17, 2014

While Utah may not be widely known as a manufacturing state, that industry is actually one of the backbones of our state’s economy. The manufacturing sector generates 13 percent of our annual gross domestic product at $14.5 billion. In a United States Chamber of Commerce study of the most enterprising states in the nation, Utah…

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