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Chaaron Pearson on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 12:00:00 am 

On Tuesday, Dec. 13 The Greater Des Moines Partnership helped launch the Iowa Compact focusing on uniting a diverse group of statewide partners to call for smart immigration reform. Utah, Indiana, and Maine have launched similar initiatives. Chambers in all 4 states have been key leaders in these efforts. The event has garnered significant national attention.

The Iowa Compact follows a pre-made cookie cutter format that can easily be replicated in the 46 states that have yet to create a compact.

New Poll: Iowa Republican Likely Caucus-Goers Support Immigration Reform

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Press Coverage:

How the First Caucus State is Offering a Sensible—and Popular—Solution on Immigration Reform
http://americasvoiceonline.org/blog/entry/how_iowa_is_fixing_the_conventional_wisdom/

The Gazette (Editorial): Find middle ground on immigration
December 14, 2011
http://thegazette.com/2011/12/14/find-middle-ground-on-immigration/

Des Moines Register: ‘Enforcement-only’ immigrant efforts could hurt Iowa economy, especially farming, say leaders
By Donnelle Eller
December 13, 2011
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/12/13/enforcement-only-immigrant-effprts-could-hurt-iowa-economy-especially-farming-say-leaders/

Salt Lake City Tribune: Iowa launches immigration compact similar to Utah’s
By David Montero
December 13, 2011
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/53107063-90/immigration-iowa-utah-compact.html.csp
Modeled after The Utah Compact, which was signed a little more than a year ago by key business, religious and political leaders, The Iowa Compact features similar language and goals. Lori Chesser, chair of the Iowa Immigration Education Coalition, ...

Quad City Times: Iowa group release initiative for stronger immigration policy
By Michael Wiser
December 13, 2011
http://www.qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/iowa-group-release-initiative-for-stronger-immigration-policy/article_c477ad88-25ee-11e1-9ed7-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1gW6aqZ4Y
She also serves as a chairwoman of the Iowa Immigration Education Coalition, a group that conducts research and provides briefs on immigration issues. “A lot of the detailed discussion still has to take place … we want to corral that debate. ...

Radio Iowa: Group calls on federal lawmakers to handle immigration reform
By Dar Danielson
December 13, 2011
http://www.radioiowa.com/2011/12/13/group-calls-on-federal-lawmakers-to-handle-immigration-reform/
A bipartisan group of business, law enforcement and religious leaders have formed what they call the “Iowa Compact” in a push for immigration reform. Members of the group spoke today on a conference call about the five key principles of the compact. ...

Public News Service: Local Leaders Sign "Iowa Compact" for Immigration Reform
December 14, 2011
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/23789-2

Des Moines Register: New bi-partisan Iowa group calling for “smart” immigration reform
By Jason Clayworth
December 12, 2011
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/12/12/new-bi-partisan-iowa-group-calling-for-smart-immigration-reform/

Des Moines Register: Group: See immigration as positive for economy
By Donnelle Eller and Jason Clayworth
December 12, 2011
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20111213/BUSINESS/312130036/Group-See-immigration-as-positive-for-economy

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