09/11/2013 05:34 pm ET

Big Business Leaders Urge Lawmakers To Keep Working On Immigration Reform


While Congress was preoccupied with Syria on Tuesday, more than 100 businesses, including some of the nation’s largest companies, sent a letter to leaders of the House of Representatives reminding them not to forget about immigration.

The letter — addressed to House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the minority leader — was signed by 110 human resource executives for technology and communications companies like Motorola Solutions, Verizon and AT&T. It was also signed by leaders from companies that have not been prominent players in the immigration debate up to now, including Procter & Gamble, CVS Caremark Corporation, American Express, Allstate Insurance, The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, American Airlines, 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company.

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