Decline in Immigration Threatens Growth of Regions on the Rise

August 11, 2021 ☼ migrationimmigration

Source: The New York Times - Link

The surge of unauthorized migrants from Mexico and Central America is testing the Biden administration, but images are deceptive: A vast majority of the single adults crossing the border to find work are quickly deported. And the flow of legal immigrants, whom Northwest Arkansas companies also heavily rely on, has fallen precipitously since the Trump administration clamped down on all kinds of immigration with the belief that it was displacing American workers.

Now, business leaders are hoping that President Biden will make good on his pledge to overhaul the immigration system and establish a legal pipeline for foreign workers to take jobs in Northwest Arkansas and other places that depend on them.

We actually need immigrants. We always have. Other country (like Canada) need them even more. The trick is to develop a policy that integrates them quickly and safely.