June 21, 2012
Democratic principles and institutions, harnessing the energy, ambition and talent of immigrants, have always been one of the main drivers of the U.S. economy. At this time, when the U.S. is losing its position of preeminence, other nations are following our success formula while we are rejecting it out of fear over global economic uncertainty.
In a recent study, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that “… we are quickly losing our edge as other countries adopt smarter economic-driven immigration policies.” Earlier this month in Minnesota, Jeremy Robbins, policy advisor to Mayor Bloomberg and Partnership for a New American Economy, moderated a discussion involving several of the state’s top business leaders on this subject. Ecolab CEO Douglas Baker, Carlson CEO Hubert Joly and Cargill Corporate VP Michael Fernandez formed the panel of the event titled “Immigration Leads to Economic Growth and American Jobs.”