(OPINION) More Lost Chances on Immigration Reform Hurt the U.S. Economy

Despite their divisions, Democrats and Republicans this year found common ground over the need to compete more vigorously with China. The two parties passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the CHIPS and Science Act, together investing over a trillion dollars in efforts to expand broadband, improve transportation, and bolster critical industries such as semiconductors. Yet in the face of a historic labor shortage that is jeopardizing those goals, the two parties once again missed the opportunity to fix the United States’ increasingly broken immigration system.

Edward Alden & Tess Turner, Council on Foreign Relations, December 22, 2022
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