Immigration and U.S. Global Competitiveness

Spencer Abraham Chairman and CEO, The Abraham Group; Former Secretary of Energy
Lee H. Hamilton President and Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Doris M. Meissner Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute; Former Commissioner, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service

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.

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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.

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