Reforming our immigration system is vital to creating a workforce that contributes to our economic security – both in times of prosperity and recession. Legal immigration is a highly regulated and tightly controlled system that serves our national interest by providing U.S. employers access to workers with the specific skills necessary to strengthen the economy and remain competitive in the global economy. Our current ability to bring in foreign workers from a range of skill levels, however, is extremely limited and outdated.

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12032174 (posted Jun. 26, 2012)