Utah leaders take immigration ideas to national summit
The immigration reform debate may have cooled down, but a group of government, business and religious leaders — including several from Utah — are hoping to return the issue to the front burner in Washington in the coming year.
Tuesday marked the first day of a two-day "National Strategy Session" on immigration in the nation's capital, beginning with a news conference at the National Press Club. The group of leaders is urging Congress to enact several reforms, including a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers.
"We see 2013 as the year to get immigration reform done in this country," Salt Lake Chamber chief economist Natalie Gochnour said in a phone interview with KSL NewsRadio from Washington, D.C.
"We've waited too long. It would be a powerful boost for our elected leaders to show they can get something done," she said.