Newly-Released Study Predicts Economic Pain for Oregon if Federal Immigration Regulations are Implemented

Federal "No Match" Rule could disrupt the Oregon economy and eliminate jobs within the state's most critical industries CORVALLIS, Ore. , July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Working Oregon (CWO) released a study today...


The Coalition for a Working Oregon, an organization consisting of 20 of Oregon's leading business associations, advocates for sensible, comprehensive reform of the current federal immigration system, supporting employee verification along with a mechanism for employers to access an adequate workforce, enhanced border security, and a system for effective enforcement of immigration laws.

CWO plans to use the data found in the study to build widespread support for comprehensive reform. Educational initiatives, including community forums, are being planned to discuss the findings and educate the public and elected officials about this complex issue.

The study relies on data from numerous state and national sources including the Oregon Employment Department, economic research and computer models, and existing studies from institutions like the Oregon Center for Public Policy and Pew Hispanic Center. For more information, or to download a complete copy of the report, visit www.oregoncanwork.org.

About Coalition for a Working Oregon

Coalition for a Working Oregon (CWO) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sensible and thoughtful comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level. The CWO is comprised of 20 Oregon employer groups who represent over 300,000 Oregon workers. For more information on CWO, please visit www.oregoncanwork.org or call (503) 796-3013.

Contact:

Kelly O'Brien

503-274-8886

SOURCE Coalition for a Working Oregon