STATEMENT FROM JAVIER PALOMAREZ, PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE UNITED STATES HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S LATEST REMARKS ON COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce commends President Obama and his Administration for bringing comprehensive immigration reform back to the political forefront. The USHCC calls on Members of the House to garner the political courage to pass this long overdue legislation. As this debate continues, the USHCC and its network of local Chambers are committed to work with Members of Congress and the Administration as we re-shift our focus to one of the nation's top economic imperatives: passing comprehensive immigration reform."

About the USHCC

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents more than 3.2 million Hispanic-owned firms that contribute over $468 billion annually to the American economy. We do this work through a network of more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. The USHCC is nonpartisan organization that provides a platform for all parties to speak on issues that affect all Americans, particularly the economy.

CONTACT: Valentina Pereda USHCC Director of Communications 202-489-2932Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce