Economy Will Benefit from Immigration Reform

Robert Caret
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Robert L. Caret, president of UMass, and Paul Guzzi, president of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, have written an op-ed in the Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill.

Written off as dead, real immigration reform is back on the agenda in Washington—good news for American universities, American businesses and all of us who want to accelerate our slow economic recovery.

President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to immigration reform in his State of the Union address– and Republican leaders have expressed a willingness to work toward a successful bill. It may be that leaders of both parties have heard a loud and clear call over the last few months from business and higher education that we need the energy and intellect that constructive immigration reform can unleash if we are to remain competitive in the world economy.

Read the full article.