Former President George W. Bush Hosts Immigration & Economy Conference

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – As President, George W. Bush championed comprehensive immigration reform, but his legislation failed in Congress.

At a conference on immigration and the economy by the George W. Bush Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, the former President once again spoke on the importance of immigrants to a thriving economy.

Mr. Bush said, “Immigrants come with skills and new ideas. They fill a critical gap in our labor market. They work hard for a chance for a better life. America is a nation of immigrants. Immigrants have helped build the country we have become and immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow.”

Among the speakers, Nina Vaca, who was born in Ecuador and moved to the U.S. with her parents.

She started her own company, Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc., and made it big.

Ms. Vaca said, “At a very…

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