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Faith groups, law enforcement and business team up to encourage immigration reform

A forum on Thursday will bring together diverse groups in the Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform network to push Congress to act.

A coalition of faith leaders, law enforcement officers and business people will meet Thursday to discuss immigration reform and urge the U.S. House to take action when it returns from the August recess.

A forum sponsored by the group Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at U.S. Bank, 9633 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.

Organizers say speakers will “highlight the support for broad reform in Minnesota and urge the state’s congressional delegation to vote ‘yes’ on common sense immigration reform.”

Scheduled to attend are:

  • Jason Adkins, executive director, Minnesota Catholic Conference
  • Bill Blazer, senior vice president of public affairs and business development, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
  • Amber Hanson, associate director of public policy, Minnesota Farm Bureau
  • Doug Loon, vice president of Regional Affairs and Advocacy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Patrick Lunemann, president, Minnesota Milk Producers Association
  • Carl Nelson, president, Transform Minnesota: The Evangelical Network.