April 1, 2012: SWPA Partner Todd Landfried appears on KJZA-FM's "The People's Business" program to discuss the problems with HB2789.
April 3, 2011: SWPA Partner John Loredo appears on KPNX-TV's "Sunday Square Off" and discusses the Fiesta Bowl scandal and its impacts on Arizona and some elected officials.
March 30, 2011: SWPA Partner testified before the Texas House Committee on State Affairs in support of Rep. Aaron Peña's H.B. 2757. The bill creates a Texas Commission on Immigration and Migration and establishes a migrant worker visa pilot program that uses existing federal laws to manage implementation. A PDF of his testimony is available here.
March 24, 2011: Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform Board Member Nan Walden particpated in the national release of a new study that demonstrates the economic impacts local immigration bills have had on the Arizona economy and business community. The report titled "A Rising Tide or a Shrinking Pie" was jointly published by the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Council.
"This report confirms what many of us in the business community already know, which is legislation that scapegoats immigrants is bad for business in addition to just being wrong. Nearly one year after passage of SB1070, we see Arizona has lost population, business and business investment. What we have gained are increased residential and commercial vacancy rates, increased social and political division, and a destablized political and business climate."