Promoting Growth Here at Home
America is a nation of immigrants founded on the basic principles of democracy, innovation and economic prosperity. For centuries, immigration has played a vital role in supporting our ability to compete globally, create sustainable jobs and maintain our economic prestige.
Congress is currently debating reforms to our immigration policy that include harmful provisions that could ultimately cripple America’s ability to stay competitive in the global economy. By placing detrimental restrictions, processes and additional fees on high skilled visa programs, the Senate’s proposal redirects the world’s most knowledgeable and innovative people to foreign countries, rather than harnessing their talent here at home.
Without the ability to hire a globally competitive workforce, companies will be forced to adapt by passing the related increased costs off on customers and consumers—a lose-lose scenario. Over the long term, these new requirements will encourage American companies to outsource the impacted jobs overseas – jobs currently held by native-born Americans.
- Analysis of the Economic Effects of Immigration Reform, American Competitiveness Alliance (July 2013)
- Growth and Immigration: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, The Bush Institute (2013)
- Immigration Reform, Economic Growth, and the Fiscal Challenge, American Action Forum (April 2013)
- Growth and Immigration: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, George W. Bush Institute (December 2012)
- Not Coming to America: Why the US is Falling Behind in the Global Race for Talent, Partnership for a New American Economy (May 2012)