Immigration Reform: Good for the Economy

Fact of the Week

​ October 30, 2013

Immigratio​​n Reform: Good for the Economy

Human Resources, Legal Professionals Make the Case for Key Elements of Reform

A growing economy. Efficient government. More American jobs.
Representatives of the U.S. business community are reminding Congress this week about the positive effects immigration reform will have on American innovation and economic growth.

HR and legal professionals from the Council for Global Immigration and the Society for Human Resource Management urge Congress to address challenges that currently impede employers’ ability to drive growth and job creation with reforms that include:

  • Increasing efficiency through a Trusted Employer program that provides a predictable application process to better access talent and save resources.

  • Providing access to highly educated and skilled employees to allow for global competitiveness and growth of the U.S. workforce.

  • Providing certainty to hire a legal workforce through an entirely electronic employment verification system that protects against identity theft through knowledge-based authentication.

Last week, the nation’s political leaders offered signs of encouragement for movement on immigration reform legislation:

  • “I still think immigration reform is an important subject that needs to be addressed. And I’m hopeful,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner.​

  • “This reform comes as close to anything we’ve got to a law that will benefit everybody now and far into the future. So let’s see if we can get this done. And let’s see if we can get it done this year,” said President Obama.

Immigration Ben​​efits All Americans – Reform the U.S. Immigration System Now.

Click here to learn more about immigration solutions that ensure employers have access to the highly educated, foreign-born professionals they need to keep America’s economy strong and growing.

About the Council for Global Immigration

As strategic affiliates, the Council for Global Immigration (formerly the American Council on International Personnel) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) help advance U.S. innovation and job growth by assisting organizations with workforce and talent management issues. A key priority for both organizations is U.S. immigration reform. Learn more about the Council at Learn more about the Council and SHRM's immigration policy solutions at​​



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