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Statement from the Partnership for New York City on Immigration Policy

The Partnership for New York City today joins the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, national organizations that represent business interests across the country, in calling for the U.S. Congress and the Trump Administration to move immediately to enact sensible immigration reform. This includes a permanent solution for DACA recipients and an end to the unprecedented practice of separating children from parents at our nation’s border. We urge that no further arbitrary restrictions be placed on the number of immigrants admitted to the country, visas and green cards issued, or on refugee status.

New York City, the business capital of the country, is built on the contributions of generations of immigrants. More than 37% of city residents and 41% of our business owners are foreign born. The vast majority of immigrants come to America seeking freedom and opportunities that make this the greatest country in the world. Our immigration policies should reflect the essential role that immigrants play in our economy and our society as a whole.

About the Partnership for New York City:
The Partnership for New York City represents the city’s business leaders and largest employers. We work with government, labor and the nonprofit sector to promote economic growth and maintain the city’s prominence as a global center of commerce and innovation. Through the Partnership Fund for New York City, the Partnership contributes directly to projects that create jobs, improve economically distressed communities and stimulate new business creation.