COMMENT
NAM
Time to Fix the US
16 INDUSTRY TODAY
FTER THE NOVEMBER 2012
elections, members of both
parties recognized that it was
time to address a long-ne-
glected aspect of US public policy: the
fractured immigration system. The dis-
cussion couldn’t be more urgent. Immi-
gration policies are outdated, inefficient,
and an impediment to competitiveness,
particularly for manufacturers.
Comprehensive immigration reform
will allow the nation to meet current and
future workforce needs by welcoming
COMMENT
NAM
The immigration issue has
arisen to the forefront of
political discourse –
indeed it will be a major
issue in 2016. But rather
than making it a political
football, US legislators
need to look at it from a
less passionate and more
pragmatic – and
certainly a less partisan –
perspective. Think
manufacturing.
A
Immigration System?
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