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Business Leaders Discuss Immigration Reform

7:09 PM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Lawmakers in Washington this week are expected to take up the immigration debate this week.

At the State House Thursday, local restaurant leaders and people from the agriculture industry showed support for immigration reform in the United States.

Participants say the reform is long overdue and will encourage immigrants to join the workforce and grow the economy. 

John Durst of South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism says,   "The timing is right for people to have the opportunity to come in, some of them in entry level jobs, some of them in high tech positions but to be a part of our workforce and be able to participate in this growth that we are having in South Carolina and throughout the country."

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