Let’s Stop Arguing About Immigration — And Let It Help Us All

Jamie Merisotis
Date of Publication: 
July, 2023
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With the 2024 presidential campaign about to kick into a higher gear after Labor Day, one thing we can be sure of is that immigration will once again be a major campaign theme.

Immigration matters for many reasons, but especially to the U.S. economy and labor market because:

- It is one of the two ways we get workers who can power our economic progress and contribute to the shared benefits that come from that—we “make” talent through education, and we “buy” talent to fill in the gaps with the benefit of people who move here.

- Immigration helps to seed the U.S. innovation advantage because immigrants are disproportionately represented in the ranks of leading innovators and paradigm-shifting thinkers who have helped transform American society.

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Merisotis, J. (2023, July). Let’s Stop Arguing About Immigration — And Let It Help Us All. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiemerisotis/2023/07/25/lets-stop-arguing...