Economic Agenda: Immigration Reform

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Thu, 10 Sep 2015

Small Business Majority has created an economic blueprint for lawmakers and government leaders that will strengthen our economy, create jobs and solidify its base, small businesses. The recommendations range from action on access to capital, taxes, healthcare, infrastructure, freelance economy, minimum wage, workforce training, immigration, clean energy and exports, and are all tied to creating economic opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

While comprehensive immigration reform is a goal supported by Americans and small business owners across the political spectrum, its enactment has continued to be stifled in our current political environment. This inaction has created challenges for small businesses and reinforced barriers to growth. We must ensure a stable long-term, high-skilled workforce and recognize that immigrants create small businesses and the jobs that accompany them at twice the national average, by : 

  • Passing a comprehensive immigration law guaranteeing eventual citizenship for those who play by the rules and contribute to our economic success, coupled with appropriate and reasonable employment verification provisions.
  • Supporting the implementation of the president’s recent executive orders and expanding the existing H-1B visa program to allow more visas for low-skilled workers. 

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