Economic benefits in immigration reform?
Reform could benefit San Diego, EconoMeter panel says
Roger Showley, U-T SAN DIEGO
Friday, February 1, 2013
Kelly Cunningham, National University System
If immigration reform means establishing a fair and workable system of legal immigration, then San Diego substantially benefits from the tax revenues of newly legalized immigrant workers lawfully employed and contributing to society. Allowing foreign nationals, often educated here, to fill professions under employer-sponsored H-1B programs will benefit San Diego technology companies unable to find skilled workers to fill such positions. An equitable way to deal with illegal immigrants without sending a message that America's laws can be broken with impunity is also critical. Achieving legal status should not be easier not following rules rather than by following legal processes.