Press Release

ICYMI: Restricting Legal Immigration to America Won’t Help Our Economy

In yesterday’s The Hill, AAF’s Director of Trade and Immigration Policy Jacqueline Varas explains why restricting legal immigration in exchange for a DACA solution would harm the economy. Please see an excerpt below.

“Instead of eliminating family-based visa categories, President Trump should consider changing the total proportion of U.S. immigration allocated to family reunification. Only 14 percent of immigration to the United States is employment-based… Increasing the pool of labor available to U.S. businesses would help ensure that industries with labor shortages such as agriculture, construction and health care have access to the workers they need.”

Click here to read the full op-ed.

Today AAF released a new video outlining the fiscal implications of DACA. AAF’s Jacqueline Varas gives a brief rundown of the numbers.

Click here to view the video.