On Monday April 1st members of the community, business leaders, and city officials met to celebrate the launch of the Illinois Immigration Coalition (IBIC). Speakers at the event included Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago, and Doug Oberhelman, the chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. The event was held at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and provided an amazing view of one of the cities IBIC is fighting to preserve. In their own words,
" The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) represents a growing and diverse set of businesses and business associations promoting sensible, comprehensive federal immigration reform to benefit the people and economy of our state. We believe that we have a unique opportunity to unite across diverse sectors — high-skilled and low-skilled, large corporations and small businesses — in a successful push for sensible immigration reform alongside elected officials and immigrant advocates. Our goal is to provide a strong and effective voice for Illinois businesses in the national immigration conversation and to urge our elected officials to vote for our economy and our communities by supporting comprehensive, sensible immigration reform. "
Whether you are member of the community or a small business owner wanting to learn more about how immigration reform effects your customers, let’s dabble has made a video to get you up to speed.