Committee Hears Testimony on Impact of U.S. Immigration Policy on Workers, Economy
November 16, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Witnesses before the House Education & the Workforce Committee today discussed the impact of current immigration policy and proposed immigration policy changes on the American workforce and the nation's economy.
"Two of the more important policy discussions taking place in Washington focus on the need for reform of our nation's immigration laws and the need for a bold approach to keep our economy and our workforce competitive at the outset of the 21st Century," said Committee Chairman John Boehner (R-OH). "These two discussions intersected in a very unique way at our hearing. As more of our workforce approaches the age of retirement, immigration policy will continue to have an increasingly dramatic impact on worker wages, benefits, and opportunities. I'm pleased our Committee has begun the process of determining just what that impact could be and how Congress should respond."
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"I remain committed to addressing all aspects of the immigration issue in a responsible fashion," Boehner concluded. "Whether this means through a comprehensive measure or an incremental effort, we must avoid disjointed attempts at reform."