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Interview Gary Burtless interviewed by Christopher Alessi

After a dismal new U.S. labor report, job growth is set to dominate debate in Washington, with anxious global investors watching. Economist Gary Burtless says the best policy formula involves investing in infrastructure and easing taxes for businesses.

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Immigration as an Economic Engine

Speakers: Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Matthew Winkler

Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa address the benefits of immigration reform for the economic future of the United States. The session focuses on the many important contributions immigrants make creating jobs in the country and addressed what can be done fix the system currently in place.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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A Conversation with Michael Bloomberg (Audio)

Speaker: Michael R. Bloomberg
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Julia Preston

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlights the role of immigrants for America's economic growth and the need for Washington to put aside partisan politics to pass immigration reforms needed to create jobs.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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Transcript Speaker: Michael R. Bloomberg
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Julia Preston

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlights the role of immigrants for America's economic growth and the need for Washington to put aside partisan politics to pass immigration reforms needed to create jobs.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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A Conversation with Michael Bloomberg

Speaker: Michael R. Bloomberg
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Julia Preston

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlights the role of immigrants for America's economic growth and the need for Washington to put aside partisan politics to pass immigration reforms needed to create jobs.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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Transcript Speakers: Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Matthew Winkler

Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa discuss the benefits of immigration reform for the economic future of the United States. The session focuses on the many important contributions immigrants make creating jobs in the country and addresses what can be done to fix the system currently in place.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation

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Audio

Immigration as an Economic Engine (Audio)

Speakers: Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Matthew Winkler

Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa address the benefits of immigration reform for the economic future of the United States. The session focuses on the many important contributions immigrants make creating jobs in the country and addressed what can be done fix the system currently in place.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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Other Report Authors: A. Michael Spence and Sandile Hlatshwayo

Many low-paying jobs have moved from the United States to rapidly growing markets abroad, and higher-paying jobs may soon follow. While Americans benefit from cheaper goods, employment opportunities have diminished. Policymakers should address this trade-off as a first step toward tackling questions of inequality and economic distribution.

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