Kellner: immigration is a politically charged issue. Why is the business community speaking up? The Partnership is about creating long term prosperity. We are the Chamber of Commerce. We are Economic Development. We need everyone contributing into the tax base. We currently have a system that works against this. $1.4B in federal an state tax dollars of unpaid taxes not coming into the system. Sensible immigration reform term is at the top of our list to make the system work for everybody. The system stays broken because its do politically charged. 150,000-250,000 undocumented workers in Houston going to work but not contributing as fully as they could.
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