Kelly Brough responds to DACA

Below is the statement from Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, on the recent news related to DACA policy:

“The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce board of directors took a position in 2012 to support a path to citizenship for young people who came to Colorado before they were 18 years old. With today’s historically low rates of unemployment, the rationale for taking that position is more relevant than ever.  Our members believe all Coloradans should have the opportunity to work and contribute in the country they have long called home – the United States of America. Our smart, healthy, diverse workforce is our competitive advantage, so we’re shocked that anyone would consider turning away 1.3 million kids eager to continue their studies, find jobs and contribute to our economy,” Brough said.