More than 630 business organizations have urged Congress to move forward with immigration reform this year. The multi-industry coalition – which includes the American Farm Bureau Federation – sent a letter to House Republican leadership saying they are united in the belief that modernizing the immigration system will be better for the economy and country. Done properly – the coalition says reform will deter illegal immigration, protect and complement the U.S. workforce, better respond to changing economic and demographic needs and generate greater productivity and economic activity. Failure to act is not an option – according to the coalition – and the organizations agree they can’t afford to be content and watch a dysfunctional immigration system work against the overall national interest. The coalition says immigration reform is an essential element of a jobs agenda and economic growth. The organizations believe it will add talent, innovation, investment, products, businesses, jobs and dynamism to the U.S. economy.
Source: NAFB News Service