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Regional business leaders travel to D.C. to advocate for immigration reform

Immigration reform is necessary to help retain foreign-born talent educated in the U.S., business leaders said.

The CEO Council for Growth and Silicon Valley Leadership Group met with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. to talk immigration reform.

The CEO Council for Growth, a group of regional business and civic leaders that is affiliated with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, met with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for immigration reform.

Representatives from larger local institutional tech organizations like Bentley Systems, the University City Science Center, SAP and Verizon Communications spoke with Congressmen Rob Andrews (D-NJ), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) about how immigration reform could help their business, said Chamber spokesman Bryan Evans (recently, Evans took a shared communications role with the Chamber and Select Greater Philadelphia, the affiliate group with which he was until recently full-time). Immigration reform is necessary to help retain foreign-born talent educated in the U.S., business leaders said.

The meeting also included members of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a nonprofit member organization focused on public policy issues affecting business.

This is another effort from Philadelphia’s business community to support immigration reform.

Read more about how immigration reform is a tech issue on our sister site Technical.ly Baltimore.

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