Immigration reform is at the heart of America’s continued economic success. Today’s modern, services-focused economy relies on the talent of skilled workers from around the world to ensure our leading companies and employers can continue to lead in the global economy.
The decisions Congress makes about immigration will have an enormous impact on our national economy, business climate and global competitiveness. The Senate immigration bill passed in 2013 would have a uniformly negative impact on:
- Fostering American Competitiveness. The Senate immigration bill will limit the ability of American companies to compete in today’s knowledge economy, fundamentally changing the way America does business. Learn More ›
- Enhancing Economic Growth. Critical gaps in the US workforce could lead to higher levels of unemployment, widening income polarization, millions of workers trapped in low-income, marginal jobs, rising demands for public service, and heightened social tensions. Learn More ›
- Creating American Jobs. Restricting the growth of skilled immigration to the US will prompt leading companies to ship their operations overseas – and with them, jobs currently held by native-born Americans. Learn More ›
- Recruiting STEM Talent. By 2020 there will be 1.5 million more high-tech job openings than there are candidates for jobs. Learn More ›
- Upholding Free Trade. The United States is bound by international agreements to provide a specific degree of access to foreign workers. The proposed restrictions on workers could place the U.S. in violation of these agreements. Learn More ›