Monday, February 3, 2014

Maximizing Economic Competiveness through Immigration Reform

To keep with tradition, we scheduled a meeting with the Mexican Embassy staff: Flavio Diaz Miron, North American Director for ProMexico; Moises Zavaleta, Economic Counselor; Antonio Ortiz Mena, Head of Section Economic Affairs; Julian Escutia-Rodriguez, Hispanic Affairs Officer, and Miren Berganza Echebarrena, Assistant of Economic Affairs.  This dynamic conversation focused on issues related to International Trade, Energy Reform, and Immigration. 

Capitol Hill immigration meetings were held at the offices of  Rep. Smith - TX, Rep. Cuellar - TX, Sen. Cruz - TX, and Sen. Feinstein - CA.  During these gatherings the Immigration Issue Team urged Congress to focus on a clear path to  immigration reform.  This issue is essential to continue the tradition of innovation that immigrants have brought to the American economy, and to ensure a level playing field for all workers.  Resolving the immigration status of more than 11 million U.S. residents would unlock billions of dollars of consumer spending and investment.  This resolution would help our country recover from the lingering effects of the economic crisis.

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