The U.S. has long been the destination for the world’s hardest working, entrepreneurial, and talented immigrants. However, U.S. immigration policy has remained virtually unchanged since the 1980s. It is not designed to fit today’s economy, failing our country and all who have a stake in America’s success. State Business Executives supports modernizing U.S. immigration policies to reflect the world we live in today.
Immigrants play an instrumental role driving the American economy and contributing to American innovation. They are workers and taxpayers who complement the domestic workforce and make contributions large and small to our everyday lives.
Modern U.S. immigration policies are needed to recruit and retain global talent and preserve and strengthen our global competitiveness.