Following the announcement of the bipartisan Senate Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform legislation, Partnership for a New American Economy Co-Chairs Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch, and J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. issued the following statements:
“Mayors and business leaders understand how vitally important it is to bring our broken immigration laws into the 21st Century,” said Partnership for a New American Economy Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “I applaud the bipartisan Gang of Eight for tackling this issue, and we will do everything we can to help them win bipartisan majorities in both houses. One of the best things we can do for our economy is to pass sensible immigration reform that drives innovation and creates jobs – and the sooner Congress acts, the brighter our future will be.”
“It is high time that Congress act to reform immigration and visa laws that are diminishing our country’s competitive position in the global economy and wasting precious resources for no good reason,” said Rupert Murdoch, Co-Chair of the Partnership for a New American Economy and Chairman and CEO of News Corp.
“We are very encouraged by the bipartisan commitment emerging in Washington to fix our nation’s broken immigration system,” said J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., Co-Chair of the Partnership for a New American Economy and Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board at Marriott International. “Like many American companies, Marriott is dedicated to creating opportunity for its people, and we have watched with pride as many immigrants have built lifelong careers with us. We celebrate their achievements by championing improved access to the American Dream. I commend the Gang of Eight for their hard work to date and look forward to supporting their efforts to move this bill toward passage.”