The Business Case for Immigration Reform & the Impact on the Global Economy

The Hispanic Leaders Association (HLA) organized, in conjunction with the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU., a round table discussion titled “The Business Case for Immigration Reform & the Impact on the Global Economy” at the Rayburn House Office Building, a congressional building for the U.S. House of Representatives. The expenses were paid by the Foundation. Support was also provided by the office of Congressman Luis Gutiérrez and the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg.

The purpose of this round table discussion was to assess the benefits of the possible migration reform in the United States and its probable advantages for the business sector, in addition to assessing the global impact of the ramifications of the future reform.
The panel was comprised of renowned experts from different fields in the academic, business and government services realms. The participants were: Adriana Kluger, Professor at Georgetown University’s Institute for Public Policy; Scott Corley, Executive Director of the “Compete America” lobby; Joe Trauger, Vice-President for Human Resources Policies for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM); and Gonzalo Giménez Coloma, Counsellor for Employment and Social Security.