Embrace The Immigration Advantage

I am a beneficiary of the American people’s generosity, and I hope we can have comprehensive immigration legislation that allows this country to continue to be enriched by those who were not born here.

- Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001

The Facts

  • A low-growth population trend in the United States will make long-term growth difficult. The U.S. birth rate fell from 2.12 in 2007 to 1.64 in 2020.
  • We have 10.7 million job openings in the United States.
    We need help filling them.
  • Immigrants are adding value to the American economy, with immigrants adding $2 trillion to the U.S. GDP in 2016 and $458.7 billion to state, local, and federal taxes in 2018.*
  • Immigrants start new companies at twice the rate of non-immigrants.

The Solutions

  • Tighten security along the Mexican border. If local resources are not enough, the next President should use the military to help protect the border. We cannot have porous borders.
  • Remove all limits on H-1B visas to attract highly-skilled foreign workers.
  • Streamline the process of becoming an American citizen.

Fact Sheet: Immigration Facts: The Positive Economic Impact of Immigration,” FWD.us, July 1, 2020, accessed February 12, 2023, https://www.fwd.us/news/immigration-facts-the-positive-economic-impact-of-immigration/.

A Bold Plan For America

The importance of an informed citizenship has never been higher than in today’s environment of misinformation. In this book, I’ve broken down America’s 14 biggest problems and provided nonpartisan, fact-based solutions on how we can solve them.