AAHOA Praises Movement of Immigration Reform Legislation

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The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) applauds the efforts of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in passing S. 744 – The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.

As leaders of the U.S. hospitality industry, we need a properly functioning immigration system to help create jobs and grow our economy,” stated Mehul Patel, AAHOA National Chairman.

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) applauds the efforts of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in passing S. 744 – The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.

“Our nation’s immigration system has not worked properly for generations. As leaders of the U.S. hospitality industry, we need a properly functioning immigration system to help create jobs and grow our economy,” stated Mehul “Mike” Patel, AAHOA National Chairman. “We understand this is a lengthy process and we are happy to see a bipartisan effort move this legislation forward so that we know our nation’s border is secure and that America can maintain our position as the land of opportunity for immigrants from around the world.”

AAHOA President, Fred Schwartz, says the more than 11,000 AAHOA members stand ready to help support reform legislation as it moves through the process, “We are excited about the opportunity to strengthen the U.S. immigration system in ways that will increase tourism into our country while providing the economic opportunity that has been a hallmark of our nation’s history. AAHOA will enthusiastically assist in helping make this happen.”

For more information on AAHOA please visit http://www.aahoa.com.

About AAHOA

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is THE voice of owners in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1989, AAHOA is now one of the fastest-growing organizations in the industry, with more than 11,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value. AAHOA members employ 578,600 full- and part-time workers with a $9.4 billion payroll. AAHOA Officers include Chairman Mehul Patel, CHA, CHO; Vice Chairman Pratik Patel, CHA, CHO, MBA, MSIS; Treasurer Jay “Jimmy” Patel, CHO; Secretary Bharat “Bruce” Patel, CHO; and President Fred Schwartz, each of whom works closely with a 33-member Board of Directors to provide direction for the association. AAHOA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of its members by inspiring excellence through programs and initiatives in advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community involvement.

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