Obama Enlisting Executives for Renewed Immigration Push

Obama Enlisting Executives for Renewed Immigration Push

"President Barack Obama urged a group of business leaders including McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Officer Donald Thompson and Marriott International Inc. CEO Arne Sorenson to put pressure on congressional Republicans to pass a new immigration law by year’s end.  Companies are “deeply committed to getting comprehensive immigration reform done and done quickly,” Obama said as he and Vice President Joe Biden started a White House meeting today with eight chief executives who the administration is enlisting to assist in the push.  Also attending were Roger Altman, co-founder of Evercore Partners Inc., and CEOs Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone Group LP, Greg Brown of Motorola Solutions Inc., Joe Echevarria of Deloitte LLP, Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin Corp., and Ed Rust of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., according to a list provided by the White House." - Margaret Talev & Juliann Francis - Nov. 5, 2013.