The Immigration Issue is not listed on Minority Business Roundtable Surveyby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Apr. 30, 2012, under female-led political movement, Hispanic Latino Vote, The Purple Independent Voter, Uncategorized
The Immigration Issue is not listed on the Minority Business Roundtable Survey.
Immigrants are minorities and immigrants founded half of top U.S. start-up companies.
BOTTOM LINE: Immigrants contribute to the economy and immigration is directly tied into the immigration issue.
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:53pm EST
(Reuters) – Immigrants founded or cofounded almost half of 50 top venture-backed companies in the United States, a new study shows, underscoring some of the high stakes in potential immigration reform.
The venture capital community argues the study, completed by research group National Foundation for American Policy, proves the need to overhaul rules governing how entrepreneurs can immigrate to the United States to spur job development.
“It’s a gamble whether an entrepreneur should stay or leave right now, and that’s not how the immigration system should work,” said Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Capital Association, on a call with reporters. “What we need is legislation that helps these entrepreneurs from outside the United States.” FULL STORY.
Did everyone all of a sudden develop amnesia with regard to how immigrants contribute regarding the economy and competitive labor wages for business owners? How their hard work ethic helps small businesses? Where are those Republican capitalists when you need them? Oh that’s right — they are developing self-deportation laws as we speak as they work towards creating an underclass.
Bottom line: Immigrants have helped build our nation. From railroads, to constructing entire communities and neighborhoods … to raising children for the wealthy, taking care of our elderly and etc.
For less-educated immigrants, the United States needs to find a
way to allow them legal entry and legal residency. The ongoing
demand for immigrants in occupations such as construction, home
services, hospitality services, agricultural, and so on requires that
temporary visas, with possibility of renewal, should be granted to
less-educated workers under the sponsorship of the employee.
Clearly the demand for immigrants in these kinds of jobs is one of the
driving forces that have contributed to the problem of undocumented
immigration. Without finding a legal way to satisfy that
demand and the continued employment of those undocumented,
there will not be a solution to the issue.