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    Illinois Business Group Advocates for "Dreamers"

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    SWEET: Illinois business group steps up fight for ‘Dreamers’


    • Lynn Sweet

    Among those who met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at the northwest suburban Chicago Executive Airport to discuss immigration were the co-chairs of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition: Republicans John Rowe, the chairman emeritus of the Exelon Corporation, and Bill Kunkler, the executive vice president of CC Industries. | Alex Wong/Getty Images


    WASHINGTON — A few weeks ago, at a private airport hangar in Wheeling, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., met the top Illinois Republican business executives who have been pressing for immigration reform — and now urgently want Congress to approve protections for “Dreamers,” brought to the U.S. illegally as youths — and threatened by President Donald Trump.


    Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, created by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and nicknamed DACA, tossing the fate of 42,000 DACA recipients in Illinois — about 790,000 nationally in all — to Congress, with only a few months of a grace period left to act.
    Among those Ryan met with at the northwest suburban Chicago Executive Airport to discussion immigration — I still call it by its old name, Pal-Waukee — were the co-chairs of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition: Republicans John Rowe, the chairman emeritus of the Exelon Corporation, and Bill Kunkler, the executive vice president of CC Industries.


    The IBIC sent a letter Wednesday to the Illinois Congressional Delegation signed by a who’s who of corporate Illinois — both Democrats and Republicans, plus university presidents, smaller business and trade groups, and immigration related nonprofits — more than 100 signers in all — urging Congress to pass a “legislative solution.”

    “Your leadership is needed more than ever and we are ready to work with you,” the letter said.
    This latest outreach is really to the Republican members of the Illinois delegation, since all the Illinois Democrats are a solid yes on when it comes to DACA. The only GOP House member from Illinois who has stuck his neck out on immigration issues is Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
    What’s worth paying attention for House Republicans, the names in particular of two CEO’s who have newly signed on to the cause:
    • David MacNeil, the founder and CEO of WeatherTech, headquartered in Bolingbrook, a major south suburban employer. MacNeil, through his MacNeil Automotive, donated $1 million to Trump’s inaugural committee. MacNeil also donated $260,000 to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign in 2014, and lent him the use of his aircraft.

    • Martin Slark, the CEO and vice chairman of Molex, based in Lisle, a company affiliated with the Koch brothers, Republican mega-donors, who have been very open to working to find immigration solutions, despite their hard-line reputations on other issues. Slark is a member of the Koch Industries Inc. board.
    The IBIC is still taking names.
    On Wednesday morning, at a “newsmaker” event hosted by Reuters, Ryan was asked about DACA.
    With Obama’s DACA program set to end in March, there is urgency to act.
    Ryan was asked if Congress would consider DACA-related legislation this year.

    “I don’t know when we’re going to do it. We’re having lots of discussions on how to do it, and the timing is something that’s just open to debate.”
    “I want to do it,” Ryan said. “The goal is we want to fix this and we’re working on it, and we want to make sure that we do it in such a way that we don’t have the same problem down the road — that means border security and interior enforcement.”
    Now Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have a stand-alone DACA bill, but it’s a very, very long shot GOP leaders who control the House and Senate would allow a vote on a stand-alone measure.
    On Wednesday, Trump, who signed the order ending DACA, was looking at keeping it, with the Dreamers a bargaining chit.
    Said Trump: “We’re looking at DACA. We have to get something for it, but we are looking at DACA. And we’ll see what happens. I would love to do a DACA deal, but we have to get something very substantial for it.”







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    These "Republican" executives are as much a scourge as the illegal aliens they seek to harbor. Stand up for American Workers, you sicko lice. Yes, you're lice, a disgusting and nasty scourge on our nation. How you can call yourselves Republicans is beyond me, obviously you want the benefits of illegal immigration like a bunch of DemoQuacks, while being Republicans to get the tax cuts we need. Fixing our country is not fixing your business hypocrisy.

    Tens of millions of Americans have the skills and educations you need to run your businesses very successfully. It's time you complied with our laws both by the rule and spirit and replace all of your illegal alien workers with Americans and do so pronto.
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    Can one of our activists please procure us a list of every company and CEO by name that is a member of this treasonous Illinois Business Immigration Coalition and post it here for our activists and posterity?


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    OPEN LETTER FROM ILLINOIS BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADERS
    Dear Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation,

    As business and civic leaders in Illinois, we are writing to urge you to co-sponsor the DREAM, the RAC or both immediately. And if you have, we thank you.

    In less than five months, DACA will end and some 800,000 DACA recipients will lose their work permits - unless Congress passes a legislative solution to DACA. Illinois is home to over 42,000 DACA recipients, and losing them as consumers and workforce members will cost our state $2.3 billion in the next decade.

    DACA recipients came out of the shadows in good faith, submitting to rigorous background checks and demonstrating their commitment to bettering our country’s future by earning college degrees, working hard in a variety of industries, and investing in our economy by purchasing homes and cars.

    In less than five months, DACA will end and 800,000 DACA recipients will lose their work permits unless Congress passes a legislative solution. Your leadership is needed now more than ever, and we are ready to work with you. We ask that you co-sponsor the DREAM, RAC, or both in order to keep 800,000 DACA recipients working, paying taxes, growing our economy and creating more jobs for all of us.

    Sincerely,

    CURRENT SIGNATORIES

    John Rowe
    Co-Chair, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
    Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation

    Martin P. Slark
    CEO and Vice Chairman, Molex

    David MacNeil
    Founder & CEO, WeatherTech

    Siddharth N. "Bobby" Mehta
    Former CEO, TransUnion LLC

    Don Thompson
    Former CEO, McDonald’s

    Mellody Hobson
    President, Ariel Investments, LLC

    Kermit Crawford
    President & COO, Rite Aid Corporation

    Craig Duchossois
    Chairman and CEO, The Duchossois Group

    Ron Gidwitz
    Co-Founder, GCG Partners

    Glenn Tilton
    Retired Chairman and CEO, United Airlines
    Chairman, Chicago Council On Global Affairs

    Sam Yagan
    CEO, ShopRunner, Inc.
    Vice-Chairman, Match Group
    Co-Founder: SparkNotes, eDonkey, OkCupid, Techstars Chicago, Firestarter Fund, Corazon Capital


    Bill Kunkler
    Co-Chair, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
    Executive Vice President, CC Industries

    Carole & Gordon Segal
    Co-Chair, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
    Co-founders, Crate and Barrel

    William A. Von Hoene, Jr.
    Senior Executive Vice President & CEO, Exelon Corporation

    Tom Cross
    Former Republican Leader, Illinois House

    Governor Jim Edgar

    JB Pritzker
    Co-founder and Managing Director, The Pritzker Group

    Michael Sacks
    Chairman & CEO, Grosvenor Capital Management

    Jose Luis Prado
    CEO, Evans Food

    Samuel C. Scott III,
    Co-Chair, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
    Former Chief Executive Officer, Ingredion Incorporated
    Chairman, Chicago Sister Cities International Program

    Todd Maisch
    Co-Chair, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
    President & CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

    Susan Crown
    Chairman & Founder of Susan Crown Exchange Inc.

    John Atkinson
    Managing Partner, Willis Group Holdings

    Scott C. Swanson
    Regional President, PNC Bank

    Edward J. Wehmer
    President & CEO of Wintrust Financial Corporation

    John Bucksbaum
    CEO, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC

    Martin R. Castro
    President, Castro Synergies, LLC

    Karen Teitlebaum
    President & CEO, Sinai Health System

    Sarah Pang
    Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, CNA Financial Corporation

    Craig Freedman
    President and CEO, Freedman Seating Company

    Marisela Rosales Lawson
    Founding Partner, Sagence, Inc

    Tom Hurvis
    Founder and Chairman, Old World Industries, LLC

    Michael Polsky
    Founder & CEO, Invenergy

    Dan Costello
    CEO, Home Run Inn Restaurant Group

    Ezequiel Flores
    CEO, Flying Food Retail LLC

    Juan Gaytan
    CEO, Monterrey Security

    Christopher Gladwin
    CEO & Founder, Cleversafe

    Norman R. Bobins
    Norman Bobins Consulting LLC

    Terry Howerton,
    Founder, TechNexus

    Christopher G. Kennedy
    Chairman, Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc.

    Senator Billy Lawless
    Owner, The Gage and Henri

    Ken Lehman
    Managing Partner, KKP Group, LLC

    Patrick M. Magoon
    President & CEO, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    Clare Muńana
    President, Ancora Associates, Inc.

    Juan Ochoa
    President, Miramar Group

    Maureen Pikarski
    Partner, Gordon & Pikarski

    Ken Raskin
    Chairman of the Illinois Restaurant Association and owner of Manny's Deli

    Jesse Ruiz
    Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Jos Saldana
    President & CEO, Biba Global

    Sam Sanchez
    CEO, SamCo Partners

    Christine Cikowski
    Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Honey Butter Fried Chicken

    Rob Lowe
    CEO, Wellspring Worldwide

    Jessica Droste Yagan
    CEO, Impact Engine

    Kal Mahmood
    President, Old World Industries Inc.

    Samir Mayekar
    CEO, SiNode Systems

    Kevin Boyle
    President, Schulze Burch

    Kevin Boehm
    Co-Founder, Boka Restaurant Group

    Dave Bender
    Co-Chair, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
    Executive Director, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois
    Chairman, Logan County Republican Party

    Father Brendan Curran
    Catholic Businesses for Immigration Reform

    Jaime di Paulo
    Executive Director, Little Village Chamber of Commerce

    Omar Duque
    President & CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Marc J. Gordon
    President & CEO, Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association

    Mark Harris
    President & CEO, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition

    Ed Hoch
    President of the Illinois Technology Association

    Anna Morzy
    President, Polish American Chamber of Commerce

    Hedy Ratner
    Co-Founder, Women’s Business Development Center

    Cyril Regan President
    Chicago Irish Immigrant Support

    Sergio Suarez
    President, North American Institute for Mexican Advancement

    Sam Toia
    President, Illinois Restaurant Association

    Doug L. Whitley
    Former President & CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

    AJ Wilhelmi
    President & CEO, Illinois Hospital Association

    Donna M. Carroll
    President, Dominican University

    Alan W. Cramb
    President, Illinois Institute of Technology

    Robert Easter
    Former President, University of Illinois

    A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD
    President, DePaul University

    Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD
    President, Loyola University

    Ellen Rudnick
    Senior Advisor on Entrepreneurship & Adjunct Professor, The University of Chicago

    Morton Schapiro, PhD
    President, Northwestern University

    Luis Acosta
    Business Owner, Yady's Carwash Inc

    Bernabe Cabral
    Business Owner, La Villita Cleaners

    Carolina Cossyleon
    Business Owner, Maravilla's Restaurant

    Refugio Davila
    Business Owner, Davila Auto Service

    Benjamin Delgado
    Business Owner, Benny's Mensware

    Joan Franco
    Business Owner, El Anzuelo Restaurant

    Hector E. Garcia
    Business Owner, G&G Imports LLC

    Victor Gonzalez
    Business Owner, Quetzalcoat Studio

    Laura Granado
    Business owner, Laura's Boutique

    Ernesto Hernandez
    Business Owner, El Campo

    Lupe Jimenez
    Owner, Carnicerias Jimenez

    Jesse Macias
    Business Owner, Parks Homes Real Estate

    Ernesto Martinez
    President, Ernesto Martinez Agency

    Francisco Martinez
    Business Owner, Isidros Tamales

    Apolinar Meza
    Business Owner, Elmhurst Carpenter Realtor

    Marco Paz
    Business Owner, Celias Photo Studio

    Jose Romero
    Business Owner, Romero Steel

    Dora Sanchez
    Business Owner, Neveria Michoacana

    Jose L. Suarez
    President, Mar y Tierra Restaurant

    Sergio Saurez Jr.
    Business Owner, Martian Solutions

    Leo Torres
    Business Owner, DJZ United Concrete & Asphalt Inc

    Veronica Trevino
    Business Owner, Veronica's Maids

    Erica Vega
    Business Owner, La Galera

    Jose Velazquez
    Business Owner, Bryan's Jewelry


    David D. Hiller
    President & CEO, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

    Joshua Hoyt
    Co-Chair, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
    Executive Director, National Partnership for New Americans

    Rabbi Seth M. Limmer
    Chicago Sinai Congregation

    Raul Raymundo
    Co-Chair, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
    CEO, The Resurrection Project

    Dr. Bryan Traubert
    Chairman, The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation (PTFF)

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    What's in a name? S--- by any other name would still stink. So the GOP open borders lobby is active in Illinois, and the liberal open borders lobbies are active on the West Coast and Northeast? I guess that leaves Wisconsin and Minnesota but the Lutheran open borders groups are active there.

    At least in our state we have a balanced electorate in spite of the vicissitudes of the politicians. The voters rejected drivers licenses for illegals a few years ago and I think we are going to overturn the 30 year running sanctuary state status. At least we still have that power. Our liberal legislators have been VERY actively working towards establishing a perpetual dictatorship---with limitations on the I&R process and emergency clauses attached to a growing percentage of the legislative bills.
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    All of the companies need to be boycotted at every turn until they understand if they want to survive off DACA customers, then have at it, but all other customers are no longer interested in trading with them. SHUT THEM DOWN. BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT!
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    "Illinois is home to over 42,000 DACA recipients"

    --------------------------------

    I am sure there are 42 THOUSAND U.S. CITIZENS on welfare and food stamps, unemployed, who should be taking those jobs and get them off the dole!!!
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

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