Jeff Moseley, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership, to Testify Before Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship

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Houston region businesses and Americans for Immigration Reform are united in bringing a balanced voice to the discussion

Previous efforts to fix immigration laws have resulted in failure. The Greater Houston Partnership seeks to represent a reasonable voice for business and industry as leaders in Washington look for immigration reform and solutions. So far, such a voice has been missing from this debate. The Greater Houston Partnership, which represents the Houston-area business community, along with Americans for Immigration Reform, brings to Washington a unique perspective to the issue. The Houston region is home to about 3,000 international businesses, government offices and nonprofit organizations, and the headquarters of twenty-nine Fortune 500 companies. Some 90 foreign countries maintain consular offices in Houston.

There is no true ethnic majority in the Houston region, as no one group constitutes more than 50 percent of the population. One in five Houstonians is foreign-born, with one in ten identifying Mexico as their country of origin.

WHAT:         Greater Houston Partnership and Americans for Immigration Reform

WHO:            Jeff Moseley, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, joins former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and others in this important discussion.

WHEN:         2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, April 30, 2009

WHERE:         Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
                        Washington, D.C.

Mr. Moseley is available for interviews prior to and after his testimony. To schedule an interview please contact John Roper at 281-536-1145 (mobile) or at John.Roper(at)fleishman.com. Alternatively, please contact Micah Hirschfield at 713-513-9516 (office) or 512-799-5520 (mobile).

For more information about the Americans for Immigration Reform, please go to http://www.americansforimmigrationreform.com/.

The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of Houston's business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity. It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. Opportunity Houstonsm is an aggressive five-year marketing and lead generation program that will help grow jobs, increase capital investment and expand foreign trade for the region by the end of 2015. Visit the Greater Houston Partnership on the World Wide Web at houston.org.

Americans for Immigration Reform (AIR) was founded by a diverse group of Americans concerned with the destructive measures being taken and considered regarding immigration and its impact on the business community, employees and consumers.

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