A SERIES OF CAPITOL HILL BRIEFINGS
In spring and summer 2013, ImmigrationWorks held a series of educational briefings for congressional staffers. Participants included employers and employer representatives from across the industries that rely on immigrant workers: executives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Restaurant Association, Associated Builders and Contractors and an array of employers from beyond the beltway. Among the topics discussed: high-skilled immigration, low-skilled immigration, needed fixes to the agricultural worker visa program, E-Verify and the business perspective on legalization for unauthorized immigrants. Small and medium-sized business owners explained how they need immigrant workers to keep their businesses open and contributing to the economy. More than 200 congressional staffers, Democrat and Republican, attended briefings.