WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 400 leading businesses, chambers of commerce and others are calling on the House to act on immigration legislation. They describe the current system as "completely incapable" of responding to global competition.
Signers of the letter released Tuesday include a wide variety of business interests, from AT&T and IBM to the American Meat Institute, the Indiana Farm Bureau and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The letter does not set out specific policies the groups are seeking but calls generally for "reform of an outdated, broken immigration system."
It comes as immigration legislation waits in limbo in the GOP-led House following Senate passage in June of a comprehensive bill. Congress is getting ready to leave Washington for its annual summer recess and no House action is expected until the fall.
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