College and University Leaders Participate in the Immigration Reform Day of ActionFri, 04/19/2013 - 11:26 — admin
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April 17, 2013
STATEMENT OF PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW AMERICAN ECONOMY CO-CHAIRS MAYOR BLOOMBERG, RUPERT MURDOCH, AND J.W. ‘BILL’ MARRIOTT, JR. ON BIPARTISAN COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATION
Following the announcement of the bipartisan Senate Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform legislation, Partnership for a New American Economy Co-Chairs Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch, and J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. issued the following statements:
“Mayors and business leaders understand how vitally important it is to bring our broken immigration laws into the 21st Century,” said Partnership for a New American Economy Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “I applaud the bipartisan Gang of Eight for tackling this issue, and we will do everything we can to help them win bipartisan majorities in both houses. One of the best things we can do for our economy is to pass sensible immigration reform that drives innovation and creates jobs – and the sooner Congress acts, the brighter our future will be.”
“It is high time that Congress act to reform immigration and visa laws that are diminishing our country’s competitive position in the global economy and wasting precious resources for no good reason,” said Rupert Murdoch, Co-Chair of the Partnership for a New American Economy and Chairman and CEO of News Corp.
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April 5, 2013
STATEMENT OF CHIEF POLICY ADVISOR TO NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG AND PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW AMERICAN ECONOMY CHAIRMAN JOHN FEINBLATT ON USCIS REACHING H-1B VISA CAP
“The fact that our supply of H-1B visas was exhausted so quickly is not only emblematic of our broken immigration system – it represents yet another missed opportunity to attract the world’s best and brightest to our shores. If we want to stay competitive and thrive in the global marketplace, we need to make sure that our immigration laws fit the needs of our economy. Sitting still risks the world passing us by,” said John Feinblatt, Chief Policy Advisor to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chairman of the Partnership for a New American Economy.
Immigrants can help revive weak economyFri, 04/05/2013 - 10:29 — admin
April 4, 2013
Returning to the annual Legislative Summit of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, it was gratifying to see leaders on both sides of the aisle coming together to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. From the White House to Capitol Hill, there is broad consensus among Democrats and Republicans alike that meaningful reform can no longer wait.
A considerable portion of the debate has been focused on border security and a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million-plus undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. But while fixing the problems of the past are undoubtedly important, we also must look forward by creating an immigration system that can bolster our economy, create American jobs and help us attract and retain the talent we need to stay competitive on the world stage.
In quest for skilled workers, U.S. looks to Canada as an exampleTue, 03/19/2013 - 17:42 — admin
The Globe and Mail
March 17, 2013
Ask nearly any U.S. business executive about the country’s immigration system and the response is often a personal experience that demonstrates their dissatisfaction with a process they consider either creaky or broken.
Now, for the first time in decades, there is a unique chance to enact a substantive overhaul of that system – and businesses are determined not to let the opportunity slide. They’re mobilizing to influence lawmakers and sway public opinion, making them a key force in what promises to be a delicate debate.
Among the groups agitating for broad reform is the Partnership for a New American Economy, which was founded three years ago by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and counts the chief executive officers of such firms as News Corp., Boeing Co., and Microsoft Corp. among its co-chairs. More than 500 CEOs and mayors from across the country have signed on to the campaign.
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March 19, 2013
STATEMENT OF PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW AMERICAN ECONOMY CO-CHAIR AND NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON
SENATOR RAND PAUL’S IMMIGRATION SPEECH
“Senator Paul's speech today helps move the immigration debate forward in a positive way, and it shows that broad bipartisan agreement is attainable on reforms that will secure our borders, create a path to citizenship for those here illegally, and allow us to attract the talent we need to grow our economy and create more American jobs.”
America’s immigration rules are the opposite of what it needsThu, 03/14/2013 - 13:51 — admin
March 14, 2013
A 2011 study conducted on behalf of the Partnership for a New American Economy, which favours looser immigration rules, found that employment among native-born Americans increased by 262 jobs for every 100 foreign-born workers admitted with advanced STEM degrees from American universities. For every 100 H-1B visas, 183 Americans found jobs. Employing foreigners with any sort of advanced degree had a similar, albeit smaller, effect. And such foreigners on average paid about ten times more in taxes than they received in government benefits.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWed, 03/13/2013 - 20:22 — admin
March 6, 2013
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS URGE MORE THAN 1,200 FELLOW EDUCATION LEADERS TO JOIN THE PUSH FOR SMART IMMIGRATION REFORM TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN THE WORLD’S LEADING MINDS
In an open letter to more than 1,200 university and college presidents across the country, the presidents of Cornell University, Arizona State University, and Miami Dade College are urging their fellow leaders in higher education to join them in pushing for smart immigration policies that will help attract and retain the world’s best and brightest.
Working with the Partnership for a New American Economy and the National Immigration Forum, David J. Skorton (Cornell), Michael M. Crow (Arizona State), and Eduardo J. Padrón (Miami Dade) announced that on April 19 they will host major events on their respective campuses to highlight the role of immigration in driving innovation and creating American jobs. They are encouraging others school presidents to follow suit. “By speaking with one coordinated voice,” they write, “we can best bring our message to the public and to our representatives in Washington, DC.”
In their letter, these three presidents stressed that America often trains the most talented foreign-born students in our top educational institutions, only to send them overseas to compete against us in the global marketplace because our immigration system does not provide an opportunity for them to stay. They also noted that many children who were brought here at a young age are prevented from attending college because of their undocumented status. These presidents have long been advocates for sensible immigration reform that helps bolster America’s economy.
The Economic Case for Commonsense Immigration ReformWed, 03/13/2013 - 20:09 — admin
The White House
March 13, 2013
America’s immigration system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers and there are 11 million people living in the shadows. Neither is good for the economy or the country. We must come together on a plan that requires responsibility from everyone —both from the workers who came here illegally and those who hire them—and guarantees that everyone is playing by the same rules.
Immigration reform advocates target South CarolinaWed, 03/13/2013 - 19:58 — admin
March 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Business leaders, Republicans and religious groups in favor of overhauling immigration laws announced a new focus Wednesday on South Carolina, where a key Senate supporter, Republican Lindsey Graham, is up for re-election.
The groups involved are Republicans for Immigration Reform, a fund-raising group founded by former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Partnership for a New American Economy, made up of mayors and business leaders; and the Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of religious groups and leaders who support overhauling immigration laws.