Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D, IL-8th) hosted an Immigration roundtable recently at DeVry University-Addison, bringing together leaders in business, labor, education, health care, technology, nonprofits and clergy.
The goal of the roundtable was to foster an open and nonpartisan discussion about immigration and how to address the challenges surrounding this complex issue. The congresswoman intends to bring the input from the roundtable participants back with her to Washington, D.C. to help guide her as Congress addresses immigration reform in the coming weeks.
Duckworth visited the Addison campus in March, which is co-located with Chamberlain College of Nursing. The congresswoman toured classrooms, the library, Student Central -- DeVry's one-stop-shop for student services, and Chamberlain's state-of-the-art simulation labs. The congresswoman also visited with student nurses and met with student Veterans at DeVry's new Veteran Center.
DeVry University has more than 90 locations throughout the country and regularly hosts government officials and community organizations for public events, such as Duckworth's roundtable. Recently, Illinois State Rep. Deb Conroy (D-46th) toured the Addison campus, and last year State Treasurer Dan Rutherford hosted a financial literacy seminar at the DeVry University-Chicago campus.