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The Midwest Summit: Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America

October 09, 2012 - Posted by Communications Intern

Business, law enforcement and faith leaders in the Midwest are recognizing that immigrants are crucial to the region's economy and increasingly diverse communities — and on Oct. 12, they'll gather in Indianapolis to share their stories.

The first-ever Midwest Summit: Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America will bring leaders from ten states to Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, will give a keynote speech, highlighting the emerging consensus across party lines on the need for immigration reform.

Panel discussions will focus on the importance of immigrants from business, economic and workforce development, faith and public safety perspectives. Participants will discuss the need to move past partisan gridlock and develop a common-sense federal immigration process based on our shared values.

In addition to Norquist, speakers include Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, the state’s top legal officer, and Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.

The Midwest Summit builds on two other successful regional summits: the Mountain West Summit in Salt Lake City in October 2011, and the Southeast Summit in Atlanta in June. Already in these regions, 350 business, faith and law-enforcement leaders have built new relationships, discussed state policies and urged pragmatic solutions at the federal level.

For more information on the Midwest Summit and to register, click here.

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