Tales from a Border City
El Paso has been a key to the immigration conversation. For example, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Richard Dayoub serves on Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitanoís Southwest Border Security Task Force. He recently wrote an article for the El Paso Times on immigration reform and its importance to our economy. His article was referenced in the White House summary report on Immigration Reform released after President Obamaís speech in El Paso on May 10 (transcript).
Read Richardís Op-Ed: Richard Dayoub: Fix immigration, boost our economy
The administration has reached out to Richard and other business leaders to participate on task forces or in Immigration Action Roundtables with other community leaders, including faith organizations and law enforcement. The Obama administration hopes that by conducting Immigration Action Roundtables in communities around the country (like this round table in Omaha: Entrepreneurs key to fixing our broken immigration system) that a bipartisan national conversation on immigration can help fix our broken system.
Whitehouse.gov: Blueprint for Building a 21st Century Immigration System
Secretary Napolitano Op-Ed: Itís time for congress to act on border security