Immigration Reform—A Solution Finally in Sight


by: Dr. Lynn Reaser
After many years of failing to deal with one of the most important, although divisive, issues facing our country, Congress and the President may finally pass legislation to reform our immigration system. Many San Diegans may now ask: Will our economy be stronger or weaker?

The answer is “stronger”. Immigration reform would help San Diego’s economy in many important ways. Visa reform, allowing graduates with vital science, technology, engineering, and math skills to remain here would provide critical talent to many of our key industry segments. Giving a clear path to citizenship to those who have been living in the shadows would allow them to more fully participate in the economy by becoming homeowners, for example. As full citizens, they could become integral parts of local communities, supporting schools and other activities.

It is time to erase the fears and uncertainties which for too long have weighed on our region.

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