The Business Council of New York State signed on to a multi-industry letter that was sent yesterday to leaders of The U.S. House of Representatives encouraging Congress to bring meaningful reforms to the nation’s immigration system. The Business Council supports immigration reform to meet the needs of citizens and businesses and improve economic competitiveness.
The letter encourages Congress to reform an outdated system and that by enacting immigration reform now, it will “accelerate U.S. economic growth” at a time when the nation is still struggling to recover economically.
It also points out that problems with the immigration system “have grown and multiplied,” hampering “current and future productivity, ingenuity, and competitiveness” in key sectors of our economy, including agriculture, housing, manufacturing, tourism, engineering, and technology.
Read the full letter on The Business Council of New York State website.