NAE Joins 18 Business Organizations in Calling for Meaningful High-Skilled Immigration Reform

Ryan Williams, Partnership for a New American Economy,

WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of tomorrow’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled Immigration Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers, the Partnership is proud to join 18 business organizations in calling for meaningful high-skilled immigration reform that creates American jobs and drives our economy forward.

Below is the letter and statement submitted by the organizations for the hearing record:

The Honorable Charles Grassley
Senate Judiciary Committee
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Patrick Leahy
Ranking Member
Senate Judiciary Committee
Washington, DC 20510

Re: For the hearing record, concerning the March 17, 2015 hearing on: Immigration Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers

Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy:

The undersigned leading associations believe that immigration and immigrants help to create and sustain economic growth in the United States, benefiting all Americans. Economists, researchers at leading think tanks, and experts at top universities, along with the majority of Americans, overwhelmingly agree that legal immigration is good for our economy and essential to remaining competitive in a global marketplace.

We write to jointly submit for the hearing record a statement rebutting some of the flawed studies and non-representative anecdotes used to create myths that suggest immigration harms America and American workers. We look forward to continuing to work with you and the Committee to shape legislation that would support building a 21st century U.S. workforce that can compete in an increasingly interconnected world.”

Respectfully submitted,

American Immigration Lawyers Association
BSA | The Software Alliance
Compete America Coalition
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Consumer Electronics Association
Council for Global Immigration
HR Policy Association
Information Technology Industry Council
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of Manufacturers
National Venture Capital Association
Partnership for a New American Economy
Society for Human Resource Management
Semiconductor Industry Association
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Tech CEO Council
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Read the full statement, “Debunking the Myths that Immigration Harms America.”



About NAE

New American Economy is a bipartisan research and advocacy organization fighting for smart federal, state, and local immigration policies that help grow our economy and create jobs for all Americans. More…