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June 21, 2005

“The Economics of Necessity: Economic Report of the President Underscores the Importance of Immigration,”

The AILA WASHINGTON UPDATE, Volume 9, Number 4, June 2005, discusses the driving force of the economy; immigration;

Although little noticed by the press, the 2005 Economic Report of the President – which was submitted to Congress on February 17, 2005 – prominently highlights the critical importance of immigration to the U.S. economy. The fact that the report devotes an entire chapter to the topic of immigration underscores both the extent to which immigration has become a driving force in the economy and the degree to which immigration policy affects the nation’s economic prospects. The data compiled in the report, as well as a wide array of data from other sources, illustrate that immigration has become the key to growth of the U.S. labor force and that immigrants provide a net fiscal benefit to the U.S. economy. However, current immigration policies fail to account for either of these facts and set limits on immigration that fall well below actual labor demand.

-- Walter A. Ewing, Ph.D., “The Economics of Necessity: Economic Report of the President Underscores the Importance of Immigration,” Immigration Policy Center, May 2005.

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Marshall Fitz, Associate Director of Advocacy
Danielle Polen, Legislative Counsel
Joanna Hedvall, Business Immigration Associate
John Estrella, Senior Policy Associate
Julia Hendrix, Media Relations Associate
Michelle Mendez, Advocacy Assistant

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Posted by VisaLawyer at June 21, 2005 07:29 AM

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