House of Representatives holds Judiciary Committee Hearing on “Making Immigration Work for American Minorities.”

On March 1, 2011, the House Judiciary Committee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement meets to discuss immigration enforcement policies related to employment in the United States. In reference to the subcommittee hearing, David Leopold, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Washington DC, stated:

“We must be careful to not allow politicians to create a wedge between immigrants and minorities… Historically, immigrants are blamed for problems for which they are not responsible. Sowing divisions between immigrants and minorities is only a distraction from doing that hard work of getting immigration policy right. Our leaders must be held accountable to provide the answers for a flagging economy and the broken immigration system that are holding America back… Studies show that immigrants have a positive impact on the economy and job growth. It is well documented that immigrants raise the overall standard of living of American workers by increasing wages and lowering prices. In fact, a recent economic study shows that immigration produces an increase in wages for most native-born workers, including African Americans and that immigrants complement the work of U.S. employees and increase their productivity.”

For more information, visit the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association here.

Contact your House Representative to provide your input here.

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