CFGI quoted – “SHRM, CFGI Join Push for Immigration Reform in 2017”


“The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) joined a coalition of business and municipal leaders to push for immigration reform in 2017, citing a new report showcasing the positive economic impact immigrant populations have on the country.

“The Partnership for a New American Economy…released 51 economic research reports, one for every state plus Washington, D.C.

“The coalition launched the Reason for Reform campaign to showcase how immigration impacts local communities across America and the urgency of modernizing our immigration system.

“…CFGI Executive Director Lynn Shotwell said the reports ‘are evidence that decades of inaction on immigration reform have held back America's economic growth.’ She urged the next presidential administration and Congress ‘to work with employers on bipartisan solutions to fill existing skills gaps and build a 21st century workforce that draws on both domestic and foreign talent.’

“…The current immigration system…makes it difficult for STEM employers to access and retain the high-skilled workers they need to fill critical positions, said Rebecca Peters, director of government affairs at CFGI. ‘What's often lost in the debate with this election is the need to reform our legal employment-based immigration system to keep America's economy growing, something these reports shine a spotlight on by looking at the contributions of entrepreneurs, Fortune 500s and those immigrants with STEM degrees.’”

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