Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Speaks to the Detroit Economic Club on the Enforcement of Immigration Laws

DETROIT , April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, April 7, 2008 , the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) is pleased to host the Honorable Julie Myers , assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Dearborn Inn Marriott, Dearborn, MI.

In a speech titled, "Enforcement of our Immigration and Customs Laws: Leveling the Playing Field for Law-Abiding Companies" Assistant Secretary Myers will discuss the federal government's efforts to protect the American people by enforcing the nation's immigration and customs laws. Heading the Department of Homeland Security's largest investigative component, Ms. Myers will focus on increasing ICE efforts to expand worksite compliance by business owners and managers. This includes combating "domestic outsourcing," the spreading practice of filling jobs in America with workers in the United States illegally. Additionally, she will discuss the agency's priority to ensure consumer product safety and safeguard American intellectual property rights.

The Detroit Economic Club was formed in 1934 as a platform for the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. It is known internationally as a top speaking forum for prominent business and government leaders, who address members and their guests at the Club's 35 meetings a season. With more than 3,000 members, the DEC is about vital issues, prominent voices, a commitment to education and inspiring leadership. The DEC is proud to have hosted every sitting U.S. President since Richard Nixon and proud to be ranked among the top speaking platforms in the world. Admission: $40 for DEC members, $50 for guests of members and $75 for nonmembers. Register at

SOURCE The Detroit Economic Club