2013-09-11

From the September 11, 2013 Washington Examiner:

On Tuesday, the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

The officials represent companies with a vast array of business
interests: General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott
International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, McDonald's
Corporation, The Wendy's Company, Coca-Cola, The Cheesecake Factory,
Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Communications, Hewlett-Packard, General
Mills, and many more. All want to see increases in immigration levels
for low-skill as well as high-skill workers, in addition to a path to
citizenship for the millions of immigrants currently in the U.S.
illegally.

A new immigration law, the corporate officers say, "would be a long
overdue step toward aligning our nation's immigration policies with its
workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global
competitiveness." The officials cite a publication of their trade group,
the HR Policy Association, which calls for immigration reform to
"address the reality that there is a global war for talent." The way for
the United States to win that war for talent, they say, is more
immigration.

Yeah, there are certainly no unemployed high-skill people already legally in the U.S., are there?

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