By Randel K. Johnson, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Labor, Immigration, & Employee Benefits
Business Community Isn't Giving Up on Immigration
The business community is extremely disappointed in the vote today. We’ve worked this issue hard, but politics overcame substance. We’re not giving up because the issues aren’t going away, and we’ll continue to work this issue and move to the House from here. Frankly, as a former House staffer for ten years, we might get a little more reasonable treatment over in the House this time around. But we’re going to take a little bit of a breather and we’re going to come back, and I think most people think that those working in favor of it are going to fold their tents on this deal, but that’s not going to happen.