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The Rev. Naomi Mahler, di-rector of The Link of Spicer, addresses an audience Thu-rsday during a meeting at Ridgewater College to discuss immigration. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Immigration reform heads the agenda of state coalition


WILLMAR -- Studies show that new Americans do not take jobs away from native-born folks, says a Minnesota Chamber of Commerce official. The only exception is native-born folks who don't have a high school diploma. At that level there is some competition.

"But the studies overwhelming show that immigrants fill jobs that are key to economic growth,'' says Bill Blazar, the chamber's senior vice president for public affairs and business development.

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David Little
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