U.S. Chamber of Commerce Supports Increased Immigration

Posted on: February 27th, 2014 by Sobel and Erwin

In a recent news article, The Washington Times reported that U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue has urged Congress to get back to addressing the issue of immigration.   Donohue says that businesses need an influx of immigrant labor because sufficient American workers are not available.

While some people might be concerned that increased immigration will lead to competition for jobs, Donohue says Americans should not be worried.  “Immigrants do not typically compete with Americans for jobs, and, in fact, create more jobs through entrepreneurship, economic activity, and tax revenues,” he said.

The Chamber’s position is in line with the Congressional Budget Office which concluded last year that additional workers would be good for the U.S. economy in general, boosting growth significantly.

The immigration attorneys at Sobel & Erwin are strong supporters of immigration reform.  We salute the position taken by the Chamber of Commerce and the many other organizations that support immigration reform.  We are hopeful Congress will work together this year to find practical solutions to the immigration issues and to finally bring about much needed reform.

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