Manufacturers: Immigration Reform Is the Fiscally Responsible Choice

CBO Says Federal Deficit Would Be Reduced Significantly

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) commented that S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, will reduce the federal budget deficit significantly in its first two decades if it becomes law:

“Manufacturers have said consistently that comprehensive immigration reform is the right thing to do—now it’s clear that it’s also the fiscally responsible thing to do. Those who had claimed cost as an immovable barrier to immigration reform can stand down. We will see our deficit reduced while ensuring that manufacturers have access to the workforce they need to compete in the global marketplace. Hundreds of manufacturers are headed to Capitol Hill today to meet with policymakers, and with the CBO’s announcement, their case for comprehensive immigration reform is even stronger.”

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