(OPINION) Why America Needs a More Flexible Immigration System

blanket bans on immigrants or certain nonimmigrant visa categories do not recognize that even in the current COVID-19 economic downturn, there may still be a need to shore up essential or ongoing industries that have experienced challenges recruiting or retaining sufficient U.S. workers. Industries that the administration has deemed essential, including agriculture, meat and poultry processing, and grocery retail and delivery, employ disproportionately more immigrants than native-born American workers.


Immigration Bans, Economic Recovery, and Why America Needs a More Flexible Immigration System,
Theresa Cardinal Brown, Bipartisan Policy Center, June 4, 2020
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