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THE HOUSTON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS A DISCUSSION ON COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND ITS IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY, BUSINESS AND FAMILY

DATE: Wednesday, July 27 2011
TIME: 11:00 AM Press Conference. 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Luncheon/Program
WHERE: Renaissance Hotel – Greenway Plaza located at 6 Greenway Plaza East, Houston, Texas 77046 Community leaders from the most prominent organizations in Houston will gather at the 2011 Immigration Summit Luncheon & Business Expo to discuss comprehensive immigration reform.

“This gathering of prominent leaders is imperative and impacts all of us”, said Dr. Laura Murillo, President & CEO, of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The event will begin with a press conference that includes representatives from NALEO, NAACP, The Houston Area Urban League, GHP, Americans for Immigration Reform, Texas Restaurant Association, The Anti-Defamation League, Center for Mexican American Studies, Chambers of Commerce, Houston Coalition for Immigration Reform, and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

The press conference will be followed by a luncheon. Keynote speakers will include Joseph Anthony Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston; Angela Blanchard, President of Neighborhood Centers Inc.; Stan Marek, CEO of Marek Brothers Construction Company; Armando Walle, Texas State Representative; and Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, Director, Center for Mexican American Studies – University of Houston.

Distinguished leaders will provide insights on a topic that has been the subject of strong debates across the country. Panelist will discuss the latest immigration reform policies such as the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act and its impact on Houston’s economy, businesses and families.

WHO: Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce About the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the leading regional advocate for the economic and civic interests of the Hispanic business community. As such, the HHCC serves as the Leader of Houston’s New Majority. HHCC represents approximately 4,000 members, ranging in size from incubator companies to multi-national corporations, making this Hispanic chamber the largest one in the country.

Contact:Maria Velasquez, Member Relations Director, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1801 Main St., Suite 890
Houston, TX 77002
Phone : (713) 644-7070
Mvelasquez@houstonhispanicchamber.com

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