Indiana’s Senate immigration study committee shifted its focus in its third meeting Wednesday to the impact of both legal and illegal immigration on the workforce.
The committee heard testimony from a variety of sources: business organizations, immigration attorneys and people who’ve gone through the immigration process. And a common theme surfaced.
Here’s Indianapolis immigration attorney Angela Adams:
“It’s largely up to the federal government to solve this quagmire of immigration policy.”
Mike Ripley from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce:
“It really has to be fixed…we’ve got to fix it at the federal level.”
Indiana Farm Bureau’s Katrina Hall:
“We believe immigration reform and immigration issues should be handled at the federal level.”
And from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Jon Baselice:
“I think the most important thing you could do is let the folks know – your House delegation in Washington and your Senate delegation in Washington – look, this problem needs to be solved.”
The study committee, which has three meetings remaining, is expected to submit a report to the full Senate before next session.