Small Businesses Support a Roadmap to Citizenship

Vancouver businesses back immigration reform with poster campaign

Posted: Jul 11, 2013 2:56 PM PDTUpdated: Jul 11, 2013 3:00 PM PDT

Jill Sughrue, from Sustain Northwest, said she would like to see illegal immigrants band together and boycott working for a day to show how much they contribute to the U.S.

"Meat packers, farm laborers, it would be devastating and people would realize just how much we owe to immigrants, illegal immigrants in fact," Sughrue said. "And I would love to see them get the rights they deserve."

Deborah Banks, owner of Elite Muscular Therapy in Vancouver, said it’s time for the U.S. to support all of the people living within its borders.

"I’ve been in the community for almost 20 years, and I think we need to reform," Banks said. "A lot of undocumented workers are being exploited, and they are already in our community. They’re bringing money to my business and a lot of other businesses around here, and we need to support them."

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Vancouver small businesses show support for a Roadmap to Citizenship

Tomorrow: Show support for Immigration Reform alongside your small business owners.

If you’re near the Vancouver Market tomorrow around 10am, stop by our press conference and listen to your local small business owners share their stories about why they support immigration reform. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 11th at 10:00am

WHERE: Vancouver Marketplace, 210 W Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660

WHO: Vancouver small business owners and local residents in support of immigration reform.