Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has been a strong and consistent voice for the entrepreneurial community on the issue of immigration reform… Unfortunately, enforcement-only measures will not work. Therefore, we strongly oppose the discharge petition on H.R. 4088, the Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act (SAVE Act). This measure ignores the fact that our current immigration system does not adequately address the labor needs of consumers and businesses. H.R. 4088 also would worsen the current situation whereby America’s small businesses are forced to take on the role of playing immigration police. That is the job of the federal government, not U.S. entrepreneurs.”

“Oppose SAVE Act Discharge Petition,” www.sbsc.org, May 6, 2008

Description:

“The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) influences legislation and public policy to enhance the environment for business start-up and growth. Through advocacy, research and education, SBE Council members and staff convey the importance of small business to innovation, job creation, economic opportunity and the U.S. economy. We communicate impact, and take action on proposed initiatives with the aim of creating the optimal climate for entrepreneurship.”

“About SBE Council,” www.sbsc.org, accessed June 4, 2008

Mission:

None found

Other:
Small business lobbying organization