Frederick H. Waddell

Local CEOs fight Trump's immigration plan

Local CEOs fight Trump's immigration plan

An influential group of Chicago-area business leaders, including some of the city's most prominent current and past CEOs, is urging President Donald Trump to scuttle a crucial aspect of his hard-line anti-immigration policy — the mass deportation of unauthorized youths.

A letter dated Jan. 13 but just released by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition is the local business community's first significant policy message to Trump, a corporate executive and Republican, who took office today.

I expect this won't be the last time that antsy area business chieftains will publicly rebuke, praise or preach patience to the country's new top executive, who seeks to impose a...