Jul 10 2009
Council on Foreign Relations Task Force Calls for Immigration Reform in the U.S.
An independent task force with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) just released a report on U.S. immigration policies. The task force calls for the Obama administration and Congress to push forward with comprehensive immigration reform. If not, the task force reports, the U.S. economy could weaken, the country’s diplomacy could be weakened and its national security threatened.
A major recommendation of the task force is that the effort to instill comprehensive immigration reform should be of utmost priority for legislators and should start as soon as possible.
The report was made up of a number of suggestions covering the breadth and depth of immigration:
(1) Comprehensive immigration should be a priority on current legislators’ agendas.
(2) The U.S. must work diligently to attract skilled workers from other countries; this should be the central component of U.S. immigration policies. The task force suggests that caps placed on employment-bas.