Immigration and U.S. Global Competitiveness
Former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and Former Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) co-chaired a year-long task force aimed at tackling the nation's bedeviling immigration challenges. The result is a report with sweeping recommendations for overhaul of our immigration policy that would increase employment-based immigration opportunities; combat illegal immigration through new responsibilities for employers and a new, secure Social Security card; and create a Standing Commission on Labor Markets and Immigration Admissions that would make regular recommendations to the President and Congress for adjusting immigration levels. Come as we discuss these recommendations and how the Council might build on them as the Congress again debates the immigration challenge.
For more information about the Task Force please visit: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/ITFIAF/
The Independent Task Force Immigration and America’s Future: A New Chapter, was convened by the Migration Policy Institute in partnership with The Division of United States Studies, The Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Manhattan Institute.
CEO Speaker Series: Regaining U.S. Economic Growth and Global Leadership: A Conversation with J.W. Marriott Jr. (Audio)
J.W. Marriott Jr. shares his views on how the U.S. economy and global leadership can rebound; the prospects for growth in China, India, and Brazil; the need for immigration reform to maintain U.S. global competitiveness; and his own experiences and lessons learned from building a global hotel and property management company.
Experts forecast the developments of U.S.-Mexico relations as a result of the new U.S. Congress, the need for Mexico to increase foreign direct investment in the face of investor insecurity caused by violence and organized crime.
This session was part of a CFR symposium, 200 Years of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century, which was made possible through generous support from the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.
U.S. immigration policy has been a touchstone of political debate for decades as policymakers consider U.S. labor demands and border security concerns. Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Washington for years. Meanwhile, the fates of the estimated eleven million undocumented immigrants in the country, as well as future rules for legal migration, lie in the balance.