As a statement of policy, the Business Council of Alabama, along with other business groups and chambers of commerce, has continued to stress that Alabama’s immigration law needs to be clear and unambiguous so that businesses can easily comply with the law and focus on what they do best: creating jobs. BCA President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement today after the introduction of HB 658, which would change Alabama’s immigration law previously known as HB 56:
“The intent of the immigration law was never to make it difficult for businesses to comply and burden businesses with unnecessary red tape. These changes, while not perfect, are a much-needed step in the right direction and will allow businesses to clearly comply with both federal and state immigration law. We will work actively for the passage of HB 658, urging our member companies to voice support for these necessary changes in the law.”
The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly one million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.