President Price, Gov. Cooper to Speak on Immigration Thursday

Duke President Vincent E. Price will join North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D), U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and other speakers from government, business and education in a virtual event Thursday (March 25) that addresses bipartisan immigration solutions for the region.

 Carolinas Flourishing: Unlocking the Region’s Economic Potential through Bipartisan Immigration Solutions is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET.

Media and the public can register for the summit here: http://bit.ly/ABICCarolinas

You can also watch the Facebook Livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanBIC

President Price speaks from 10:39-10:43 a.m.; Gov. Cooper follows at 10:45 a.m.; Sen. Scott speaks at 10:56 a.m.

Click here for President Price’s bio.

A few key points from event co-sponsor the American Business Immigration Coalition — Carolinas Chapter:

— North and South Carolina are home to more than 1.1 million immigrants. Immigrant workers, documented and undocumented, in the Carolinas have a combined spending power of $28.8 billion and contribute more than $10.3 billion in federal and state taxes. 

 

— More than 41,000 Dreamers and 120,000 farm workers work and pay taxes in the Carolinas. They have a collective spending power of over $660M and contribute more than $136M in federal and state taxes each year.

— A report in The Hill found 69% of those surveyed said they support an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who can pass a background check and pay taxes. Among Democrats, 86 percent supported the idea, while 51 percent of Republicans said they agreed.

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