Businesses Need More Immigrants

A prior post discussed U.S. farmers’ need for more immigration. Businesses too are recognizing that same need. One example is in Texas.[1]

In late February over 50 Texas companies and chambers of commerce formed the Texans for Economic Growth Coalition, which is “dedicated to recognizing and supporting the positive impact immigrants have on the Texas economy as business owners, taxpayers, and consumers.”

This Coalition immediately partnered with the Texas Business Immigration Coalition and the Texas Business Leadership Council to release the Texas Compact on Immigration, that stated, “”We are committed to promoting common-sense immigration reforms that strengthen our economy and attract talent and business to our state.”  One of their goals is “to head off bills that would punish immigrants and hurt the economy. . . . Another goal is to make a persuasive case on the economic value of immigration.”

Another bipartisan national pro-immigration group, New American Economy, which was founded by Michael Bloomberg, voiced its support of the Texas coalition, saying that the Compact was voicing “why immigrant-friendly policies will help ensure the ongoing vitality of Texas’ economy.”


[1]  Texans for Economic Growth; Texas Compact on Immigration; Schnurman, Why Texas businesses are fighting for more immigrants, StarTribune p. K1 (Mar. 24, 2019); New Business Coalition, Texans for Economic Growth, and Texas Immigration Coalition Launch Texas Compact on Immigration, New American Economy (Feb. 26, 2019).




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As a retired lawyer and adjunct law professor, Duane W. Krohnke has developed strong interests in U.S. and international law, politics and history. He also is a Christian and an active member of Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church. His blog draws from these and other interests. He delights in the writing freedom of blogging that does not follow a preordained logical structure. The ex post facto logical organization of the posts and comments is set forth in the continually being revised “List of Posts and Comments–Topical” in the Pages section on the right side of the blog.

8 thoughts on “Businesses Need More Immigrants”

  1. I always thought that Texans were true red blooded American patriots. But here they go advocating for more criminal immigrants swarming over our borders. Is there no shame? (don’t you just love it that Texas business men come out in favor or more immigration – take that Donald!)

  2. Since when US needs immigrants? It has enough people who immigrated years ago till now … or those immigrants do not want to work on farms nor in factories… I wonder?

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