Immigrants can help revive weak economy

The Tennessean
April 4, 2013

Returning to the annual Legislative Summit of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, it was gratifying to see leaders on both sides of the aisle coming together to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. From the White House to Capitol Hill, there is broad consensus among Democrats and Republicans alike that meaningful reform can no longer wait.

A considerable portion of the debate has been focused on border security and a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million-plus undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. But while fixing the problems of the past are undoubtedly important, we also must look forward by creating an immigration system that can bolster our economy, create American jobs and help us attract and retain the talent we need to stay competitive on the world stage.

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