In July 2013, more than 270 Texas and Arizona business leaders signed letters to their congressional representatives, including two influential members of the House Judiciary Committee, urging them to support a temporary worker program for less-skilled immigrants.

The Texas letter was signed by 185 employers and business associations from the Texas Association of Business and the Texas Restaurant Association to small, family-owned construction and landscaping companies. It was sent to Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Rep. Lamar Smith.

The Arizona letter was signed by 84 employers and business associations including the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Arizona State University and an array of businesses, large and small. It was sent to members of the Arizona House delegation, including Rep. Trent Franks, Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee.
Arizona letter