- July 29, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
A coalition of business leaders in the agriculture and hospitality industries across the Midwest are among those pushing for Congress to pass immigration reform legislation.
During a news conference Wednesday, members of the American Business Immigration Coalition from surrounding states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and Indiana tied the need for immigration reform to ensuring a stable workforce helps businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Kristine Hillmer, the CEO of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, said the number one concern she’s hearing from restaurant owners is the need for workers. As it is, Hillmer said some have estimated that restaurants won’t fully recover from the coronavirus pandemic until 2024.
“I fear without the availability of employees, including immigrants, the recovery will take even longer,” Hillmer said. “Restaurants’ survival include immigrants working to serve you in your favorite places to…