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.
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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.”
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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.
ACIP-SHRM Primer: Navigating the U.S. Employment-based Immigration SystemTue, 03/12/2013 - 11:02 — admin
In their 2013 primer, Navigating the U.S. Employment-based Immigration System, the American Council on International Personnel and the Society for Human Resource Management make the case for how the U.S. economy can be strengthened and American jobs created through reform of the employment-based immigration system, as a part of comprehensive immigration reform, including:
- Employment-based green cards
- H-1B and L-1 visas
- Electronic employment verification / E-Verify
- Processing efficiencies / Trusted Employer
- And more, including how America measures up in the global competition for top talent, a history of legislation and glossary of key terms
To build the economy of the future, the United States must create the workforce of the future, and U.S. employers need an immigration system that works for them, not against them.
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February 25, 2013
PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW AMERICAN ECONOMY JOINS WITH TECH AND INNOVATION LEADERS TO LAUNCH THE LARGEST-EVER VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON IN SUPPORT OF SENSIBLE IMMIGRATION REFORM
The Partnership for a New American Economy today joined with tech and innovation leaders to launch the largest-ever virtual march on Washington, calling on lawmakers to pass smart immigration reform that includes measures to help power the U.S. economy. The March for Innovation (www.MarchForInnovation.com) will bring together luminaries from the tech world with hundreds of thousands of Americans by using Twitter, Facebook, and other online tools to promote immigration legislation that will boost innovation and entrepreneurship.
Supporters of the March include Partnership Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, AOL Co-Founder Steve Case, Brad Feld of the Foundry Group, venture capitalist Mike Maples, angel investor Ron Conway, Joe Green of Nationbuilder (Co-Chair of the March), and Somesh Dash of Institutional Venture Partners (Co-Chair of the March). Joe Trippi, the former campaign manager of Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign, developed the social media content behind the march.
As Republicans and Democrats in Congress are working on broad bills to fix the many broken elements of our antiquated immigration system, the March will help ensure that any overhaul includes:
•A visa for entrepreneurs who want to come to America to start businesses and create jobs. Countries like Canada, Australia, Chile, Singapore, and the United Kingdom provide visas and roll out the red carpet for entrepreneurs – we currently turn them away.
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January 29, 2013
STATEMENT OF PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW AMERICAN ECONOMY CO-CHAIR MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S SPEECH ON IMMIGRATION IN LAS VEGAS
“Today's immigration speech by President Obama, coming on the heels of yesterday's announcement of bipartisan agreement on reform principles by the Senate ‘Gang of Eight,’ shows that there is broad support to modernize our immigration system in a way that helps grow our economy and attract the world’s most talented and hardest-working. It's time to move from politics to policy by passing a bipartisan bill that brings an immigration system formed in the 1960s into a 21st century global economy. We commend the President and the bipartisan group of Senators for the leadership they are showing to get us there.”
Contact: Mayor Bloomberg’s Office (212) 788-2958
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January 29, 2013
STATEMENT FROM PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW AMERICAN ECONOMY CO-CHAIR AND NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON INTRODUCTION OF THE IMMIGRATION INNOVATION ACT OF 2013 BY BIPARTISAN MEMBERS OF THE US SENATE
"If we want to out-innovate the rest of the world, we need to make sure that we are able to recruit and retain the world's top innovators. The Immigration Innovation (I2) Act of 2013 will ensure that more of the world's most talented individuals can bring their inventions and new businesses here, and its provisions should be part of any immigration discussion that Congress has this year."
Contact: Mayor Bloomberg’s Office (212) 788-2958
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January 28, 2013
STATEMENT FROM PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW AMERICAN ECONOMY CO-CHAIR AND NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON BIPARTISAN FRAMEWORK FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
Framework Calls For Immigration System that Reflects Economic Needs, Secures Our Borders, Provides a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants, Reduces Visa Backlogs, and Ensures that Employers Hire Only Legal Workers
Following today’s announcement of a “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the Partnership for a New American Economy released the following statement of Co-Chair Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City:
“More than 500 CEOs and mayors from the Partnership for a New American Economy have spent three years making the case that modernizing our immigration system is not only good economics, but also good politics. Four leading Republican Senators and four leading Democratic Senators came together today to break the partisan logjam and bring our antiquated immigration system into a digital economic age.”
The Partnership was founded in 2010 to make the economic case that immigration reform will help grow the economy and create new American jobs. In the past two years, the Partnership has produced series of reports with research demonstrating the value of STEM immigration reform to the US economy. The Partnership’s research shows that: