NRF chief applauds Congress on immigration efforts

Washington, D.C. -- The National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay has issued the following statement in support of immigration reform:

“Our current immigration system is broken and unworkable, and it is in desperate need of reform. We applaud the President’s commitment and Congress’ resolve to address immigration reform this year.

“NRF has been and continues to be a strong advocate for bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform.

“In order to compete in the global marketplace, where trade and talent are borderless, the United States needs an immigration and visa system that is both agile and responsive, and addresses employers’ needs and demands and those of today’s more agile and transient workforce.

“NRF will continue to support practical, comprehensive immigration reform that protects employers, retailers and the broader work force.”