A group of local business leaders held a press conference today to urge lawmakers to take action on reforming the country's immigration system. Jon Troen, president of the Mittera Group, Lori Chesser, immigration attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm, Tej Dhawan, principal of StartupCity Des Moines, and Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, who noted that "immigrants have consistently demonstrated a strong entrepreneurial spirit and are twice as likely as native-born Americans to start a new business." U.S. House Republicanslast month released a draft immigration bill that includes creating a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants.