Congress & Lack of Immigration Reform, How to Undermine the U.S. Economy and America’s Place in the World

Huffington Post | Jan 20, 2015

What is most surprising about the U.S. Congress today is how harmful its parochial views have become to America’s long-term global economic interests.

Parochialism was always in the character of the House of Representatives. After all it members appeal for renewed employment every two years based primarily on how they voted on issues that resonate with their constituencies. But now, Congress’s provincial view of globalized economics, specifically as this relates to immigration reform, is putting the economic future of the nation in peril and undermining America’s global leadership.

A nation’s wealth and its potential are as likely today to be measured by the innovative power of that country – by the percentage of the economy that is involved in high-tech industries – as it is by the amount of steel mills or the presence of other traditional fixed assets.

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Author: UI