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About Us

The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition represents a growing and diverse set of businesses and business associations promoting sensible, comprehensive federal immigration reform to benefit the people and economy of our state.

We believe that we have a unique opportunity to unite across diverse sectors – high-skilled and low-skilled, large corporations and small businesses – in a successful push for sensible immigration reform alongside elected officials and immigrant advocates.

Our goal is to provide a strong and effective voice for Illinois businesses in the national immigration conversation and to urge our elected officials to vote for our economy and our communities by supporting comprehensive, sensible immigration reform.

Mission statement

IBIC promotes sensible immigration reform that support the economic recovery of Illinois, provides Illinois 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.

IBIC Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee members leverage their position as business and civic leaders to promote the message that comprehensive federal immigration reform is the right path forward for the Illinois economy and Illinois communities.

Co-Chairs

Steering Committee

Staff

Upcoming events

April

19th
Push for Immigration Reform 12pm • Chicago
22nd
Public Policy Luncheon 12pm • Chicago

June

18th
What Immigration Reform Means for your Small Business 10am
View past events

Updates

As DACA reaches the Supreme Court, Congress must keep the American Dream alive for new generations of immigrants

The cost to the U.S. economy of ending DACA and deporting its beneficiaries would be $280 billion over the next 10 years.

by Lester Crown

Business Leaders Support BRIDGE

CRAIN'S Chicago Business

EDITORIAL: Trump’s Immigration Chance

The Wall Street Journal

Graham, Durbin re-introduce bill to protect DREAMers

The Hill

Empresarios crean coalición pro-inmigrante

NegociosNow.com

Sowing Conscience Among Confusion on Immigration Mess

We must be prudent about our security and decent to residents and refugees at the same time.

by John Rowe

‘Dreamers’ are good for my company

and good for Illinois

As we have invested in DACA recipients through the schools and opportunities available in the U.S., they are in turn investing in our country.

by Martin P. Slark

Illinois hospitality industry needs the work ethic immigrants bring to the job

The men and women who serve us should be given the chance to continue contributing to our industry, our communities and our economy.

by Sam Toia

We’ll Never Solve Immigration If We Don’t Solve Climate Change

Central America’s “dry corridor” is highly vulnerable to drought.

by Penny Pritzker

IBIC Launch in the news

Read coverage of the launch event for the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, Co-Hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and IBIC Steering Committee Member Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc

IBIC is a member of the American Business Immigration Coalition.

Illinois Business Immigration Coalition

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