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50 Years Later, How Far Have We Come: A Look at the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act

October 2, 2015

Tomorrow, October 3, marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. On this day 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson gave a speech from New York’s Liberty Island, introducing to the nation a vision for a more inclusive, more capable immigrant population. Today we look at this…

The GOP Immigration Plan to Save Detroit – And Syria

October 2, 2015

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, is upset about the number of immigrants in his state—in his estimation there are far too few of them. In contrast with Republican politicians who want to rein in president Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the governor asked the Obama Administration early last year to use its executive powers…

Reshaping the Rust Belt Through Immigrant Talent

October 2, 2015

A century ago the Rust Belt was the country’s industrial heartland, with cities like Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Detroit innovating manufacturing processes that drew, among others, large numbers of European and Latin immigrants. When industrial decline eliminated well-paid blue-collar jobs, entire families of new Americans left for more foreign-friendly metropolises to find better work opportunities and…

Immigration is vital for innovation

October 1, 2015

While it’s no surprise that immigration policy remains at the forefront of political debate, conversations on this important topic often bypass the impact of policy on business in the U.S. For manufacturing, the topic of immigration and skills shortages are a topic that we must work to solve if this important business sector is to…

Iowa leaders urge bipartisan action on immigration reform

September 30, 2015

Iowa is not new to politics. As the first-in-the-nation caucus state, our media and communities are deeply involved and invested in the electoral process, from local races to the presidential election. In 2016, our state and nation face significant challenges and as Iowans, we take our role as the first caucus state seriously. Immigration reform…

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