Today a letter signed by over 400 employer groups, including the NAM, was sent to House law makers urging them to move forward on immigration reform. The letter, which was preceded earlier in the month by a similar letter specifically from manufacturers, urges the house to take action and address the broken immigration system. It states:
“Though leaders from across the ideological spectrum agree that enacting immigration reform now will accelerate U.S. economic growth at a critical time when it has struggled to recover, and will help to enable sustained growth for decades to come. Done right, reform will also serve to protect and complement our U.S. workforce, generating greater productivity and economic activity that will lead to new innovations, products, businesses, and jobs in communities across the U.S.”
Nothing could be more true. We need House leaders to thoughtfully address the system and construct solutions that will complement and improve our economic needs. The NAM has long been a supporter of broad reform to include high-skilled, lower skilled, verification, earned status for the undocumented and border security. This does not mean that legislative reform needs to come in one bill, but it does mean that there are many facets of the system that are broken and all of them need to be fixed.
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