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Statement from Chamber President on President Biden’s Executive Actions Impacting Dreamers


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Statement from Chamber President on President Biden’s Executive Actions Impacting Dreamers
Policy will help address workforce shortage, grow the economy

MADISON – Today, President Joe Biden announced executive actions that will impact beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and certain other immigrants to the U.S. Specifically, the orders will ease the work visa process for DACA recipients and provide them a path to citizenship.

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has highlighted this issue in its Belong advocacy agenda and in meetings with Wisconsin’s congressional delegation, including both Senators, as recently as last month. In response to today’s announcement, Chamber President Zach Brandon released the following statement:

“Our business community has been advocating for years for a streamlined pathway for DACA recipients. For as many years, we have been told by both sides of the aisle the other side would have to give first.

“Red and blue states alike have taken it upon themselves to attempt to solve this critical federal issue, including a bipartisan delegation in the Wisconsin State Assembly. We are facing a talent imperative, and in Wisconsin alone, there are nearly 6,000 DACA recipients ready to help solve it.

“We appreciate President Biden’s leadership on this issue, and we hope this is a step toward congressional action on a permanent solution.”

About the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with more than 1,200 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 10,000 employees – working to bring the Greater Madison area to its full potential. The Greater Madison region is a leader in innovation. From cutting-edge technologies to distinctive retail shops to inventive services and products, our members vary greatly but are united by the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. More information can be found at