The importance of federal immigration reform to the growth and economy of the Midwest is spelled out in a 60-page report issued by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The report is the work of an independent task force made up of a diverse group of civic and business leaders, including representatives from business, law enforcement, schools, hospitals, nonprofits, foundations, advocacy groups and communities of faith from 12 Midwestern states. The report says the Midwest needs both high-skilled immigrants and low-skilled immigrant workers to be globally competitive.
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