State Rep. Pamela Tucker, R-Greenland, speaks out as co-chair of new group pushing for immigration reform to be on the agenda for 2016 presidential candidates.

May 26, 2015 5:51 PM

Landrigan: New group to press 2016 candidates on immigration reform

CONCORD - A new group of leading politicians, business owners and educators kick off plans today to get the presidential candidates to address immigration reform

Granite Staters for Common Sense Immigration Reform announced their goals for the presidential campaign to feature plans to deal with border security, the demand for foreign workers and what to do with the 11 million already in this country illegally.

"The time for just talk is over; we need to come with plans to fix this problem,’’ said State Rep. Pamela Tucker, R-Greenland, a co-chairman of the group.

Other leaders in the organization include New England College politics professor Wayne Lesperance, ex-Resource and Economic Development Commissioner Sean Kane, House Majority Whip Richard Hinch, R-Merrimack, former Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce President Chris Williams and UNH Manchester Dean Michael Hickey.

Immigration reform remains a critical issue for our state and country,’’ Williams said.

"New Hampshire’s economy in particular the high tech industry is growing rapidly and if we are going to remain competitive we need to implement common sense reforms which attract and retain the best and the brightest to come to our country.’’


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