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TBIC Thanks the George W. Bush Institute for Highlighting the Contributions of Immigrants

Updated: Dec 3, 2019

DALLAS - The Texas Business Immigration Coalition thanks the George W. Bush Institute for its ongoing efforts to highlight the contributions immigrants make to the United States. At an Immigration Roundtable and Naturalization Ceremony today at the Presidential Center, the Institute spotlighted the important role immigrants play in the country’s economic success.


Former President and FIrst Lady Bush with DFW Business Outreach Manager Juan Carlos Cerda and his mother.

Juan Carlos Cerda, Business Outreach Manager at TBIC, participated in the roundtable and shared his experience as a Dreamer and DACA recipient. He is one of 226,000 Texas Dreamers and 1.3 million Dreamers nationwide who work, study, and contribute to their communities. A legislative solution for Dreamers that would allow them to continue working would avoid a loss of $350 billion in GDP and $90 billion in federal tax revenue annually, according to a study by the CATO Institute.


“Today, I am honored to join a group business and civic leaders to discuss how to address the needs of our workforce, not only for economic reasons, but for moral reasons as well,” said Mr. Cerda.


Jim Baron, owner of Mesa Southwest Management and TBIC steering committee member, said “We need to fix our broken immigration policy that provides no legal access to many people who are simply seeking a way to live safely and feed their families.”

The Texas Business Immigration Coalition looks forward to working with legislators to pass immigration policies that create jobs, grow the economy, and keep families together.


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The Texas Business Immigration Coalition promotes commonsense immigration reform that advances Texas economic competitiveness, provides Texas companies with both the high-skilled and low-skilled talent they need, and allows the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs and citizens. For more information please visit www.texasbic.biz



CONTACTS

Juan Carlos Cerda, jccerda@americanbic.biz, (214) 482-8698

Alia El-Assar, aelassar@americanbic.biz


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